When my oldest daughter was born I kind of assumed that having a girl meant our house would one day be overrun by barbies and dolls just like my house was growing up.
Today, we have zero barbies and only one doll that occasionally gets pulled out by my youngest daughter. Instead of playing house, they play cats. This morning they played super spies, and yesterday they played wizard school.
Usually I love diverse creative play that happens in our house, but there are still times when I mourn that dream I once had. My girls in their room surrounded by barbies and clothes and tiny shoes that will get lost.
Then, last week I begged my husband to help me find the rest of our baby gear that was stashed away in a box somewhere that I was unable to find. He found the box of course and several other things that I had completely forgotten about, and without any prompting from me the girl's inner mommy instincts came out in full force.
It was so fun to watch! I probably won't move the doll until we need to make room for a different occupant.
And speaking of baby gear that I had forgotten about...
This thing was not looking so hot. Stains and holes that I'm pretty sure were the result of a crazed kitten. It was either throw it out or make a slip cover for it, and I do remember using it a lot with my other kids so I got online last night and found a simple tutorial from A Load of Craft. It didn't quite take me less than an hour like some commenter's claimed, but it wasn't too bad either.
And that pretty much finished up the projects I need to get done before this baby comes. Now I'm just working hard on this...
And it is really hard work! But so worth it once I hear that first little cry!