Saturday, June 13, 2009

A new baby (doll)

I bought a baby doll at a yard sale today. We only had one dolly left from when Mary was small, and to be honest it wasn't the cutest. When I saw a little bald brown baby in a box of stuffed animals, I fell in love. Just 25 cents later she was mine.

(The old and the new. Sorry, Gerber Baby. I've had enough of your blank stare.)

I named her Nykia, after a foster child we had. (It was refreshing to have girls--sisters--after having boys exclusively for a year. Little Nykia reminded me of Po from the Teletubbies.)

So anyway, like I said I named the dolly Nykia. Except Cameron, who has taken a shine to her, calls her IKEA.

He also wanted to take her "watch" off, which is really a hospital bracelet.

I watched him hold her gently and carry her as carefully as he could. I asked, "Are you going to be a good daddy some day?"

He looked pleased and said, "Yeah."

Then suddenly his face changed like he'd remembered something important. "I'm not going to grow up to be a daddy. I'm going to be a Ninja!" he reminded me.

No amount of explaining that one could grow up to be both a Ninja AND a father could change his mind.

But "IKEA," with her little plastic "watch" and a Ninja hopeful for a pseudo-dad seems to be perfectly content with the arrangement.


Denalee said...

That is one of the cutest blog posts I've read in ages!

Mopsie said...

That Cameron - what a doll! (pun intended) He's so funny and cute. Never a dull moment.
(Nykia is cute, too.)

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The Hardy's said...

Gotta love those garage sales! You can find some great deals. Congrats on the new little one. She's very cute.

A Real Key Largo Housewife said...

That is so cute and sweet!