Friday, March 30, 2012
Her First Favorites.
This past Christmas the first thing my mother-in-law bought for anybody was a small, cotton-pink rocking horse. It had Scarlett’s name written all over it, she said - which was totally true. (In fact, we almost bought it for her ourselves!) It took her a little while to warm up to, but now - after a good three months of sitting idly untouched in the corner of her room - it is far and wide, her absolute favorite toy. (Sorry, babydoll, we've officially moved on.) She scoots that thing all around the house, whinnying the way it does when you press the little button on it’s ear. And oh, how she grins when you whinny along!
It occurred to me yesterday that she’s actually old enough now to really have favorites, which is new.
Kittens; her silky Dora nightgown (coincidentally my least favorite, of course); her Dr. Suess’ ABC’s book; her blue headband; oatmeal topped with strawberries; the letter A; her bare feet; a capless marker to wield; and dresses she can lift over her head to play peek-a-boo in -- all things that have the power to turn her mood in an instant.
She likes other things too, like carrying balls half her size around the yard and picking dandelions to gift and anything that roars.. But these are her favorites: Nightgowns she can sway in, headbands she can almost put on herself, and fluffy pink rocking horses she can hit her brother for daring to even look at.
Posted by Alicia at 5:50 AM