Sunday, May 17, 2009
the Importance of Baby Dolls in Our Home
C baby on C's birthday wearing her birthday crown sitting in her highchair. (C baby made by Rohini at Gopita's Dolls )
Words can not describe how special dolls are in our home. They really do seem to show the love that was put into them by the people that made them. I even find myself enchanted by them (and my husband sometimes, too but shhhhh don't tell him I told you!)
The girls love their baby dolls. They are their most cherished possessions. Even C seems to understand which one is hers, and hers alone. She loves her C baby. She hugs her first thing in the morning when she wakes up and giggles hysterically.
I understand the importance of doll play so I try my hardest to respect this for both the girls and treat their dolls like they are the living, breathing babies that they see them as. Perhaps that is why I take such care and put so much love into making things that K request for her dolls, like knitted clothing. I try to do it when she is around so she can see the process from start to finish. She usually can not wait for me to finish so she can dress her doll in it's new wardrobe.
I also feel it's important for the dolls the girls have to represent our diverse culture,not just in the states but on our planet. We all 'look different' (but yet so much the same), so their dolls should be as well. They both have their special dolls made to look like them and to represent them in play but then they also have other dolls from around the world. I think it's important for the girls to be exposed to all cultures starting right from birth, so it is just the norm for them.
I have a hope that by never noticing or mentioning differences in peoples appearances, that my girls will never notice either and just see whats inside and what matters in people.
They are the generation of change, I know it.
C loving her C baby. Matching hats by Shelley Caskey aka waldorfmama (she sells the doll hat in her waldorfmama shop and the baby hat in her other shop).
K and C posing with doll babies. K is being a goof and making one of her many silly faces.
C has her C baby and K has her old K baby. This one had stains and we were sent a replacement years ago but she hung on to the old one to be her outside doll. K sleeps with her K baby every night just like C. It's a sweet sight to see.
K loving her Meilana dollie.
Baby love pics (just because)
On a side note, I am not sure if I will be able to post my WIP this week. I go in for a minor surgery Tuesday morning and will be in the hospital at least for the day. I apologize in advance if I miss out this week. Maybe I'll get something together Monday and post it then. I'll have to see.
Take care everyone.I hope you all had a great weekend!