AnnaClaire is all about growing up. It makes me a little sad that she is always looking forward to being older and doing "big kid" stuff. I guess that's just part of having older siblings, but still... She's always talking about getting her permit and license and driving "like Sissy." Her latest thing is that she wants to get married. She tells me that she is going to wear a "beautifawl dwess" and be a "beautifawl bwide." She is always coming into my room and putting on "makeup", high heels, and "straightening" her hair so that she is "beautifawl for the weddin'!" The other day, she asked me how she was going to meet her "gwoom" and if she was going to get married to Daddy or someone else. I told her Daddy was already married to Mommy so she'd have to find her own "gwoom." She talked all about how she was going to meet him and they would get married and go on a honeymoon. (Where does she get these ideas? I have no idea!) She went on to say that she was going to have "ten childs." TEN?!?
A little girl who likes to dress up, wants to get married and have babies... sounds like a girlie girl, right? Except AnnaClaire is into more "boyish" of things than dolls.
Well. She's never been much of a doll lover... But Grandma wanted to get her a bitty baby, and she (for some reason) kept asking for a doll. So, for Christmas, she got her very own baby doll, who she named Lilly. I kept telling AnnaClaire that if she wanted to have "ten childs" that she needed to practice being a Mommy on Lilly. Well today, we had so much fun playing with Lilly... She was the mommy, of course, and I was "Aunt Sissy." We played with Lilly for so long... We made bows for Lilly and Bunny to wear-- just like her. AnnaClaire used her imagination to take Lilly shopping, on a walk, to take a bath, to bed, to Church, etc. Tomorrow she has already planned dance lessons for Lilly, her Bunny, and Lilly's lovie, Teddy. For now, she is fast asleep with her Bunny on one side, and Lilly and Teddy on the other... She's going to make such a good mommy some day!
Not too soon though, sweet girl. You have to be our little girl for awhile still :)