Friday, February 23, 2007

Curious and Curiouser

Maggie is a typical little girl. She loves dolls. She loves to play with dolls. She loves to push dolls around in a stroller, pat them on the back, cradle them, kiss them, tell them they are cute. She's an attentive mommy to say the least. So that is why I am confused that her favorite "baby" is this guy:



Yes, it's a monkey. And yes it really is her favorite baby. She carries him around on her hip, cooing to him and singing to him. She even tries to put diapers on him. When she hands him off to Daddy for some male bonding time and daddy "accidentally" drops him, she brings C. George to me to kiss his bonked head. She reads him stories, feeds him plastic pizza and tucks him into bed at night. And it's not because Maggie has a lack of dolls. She has lots of dolls- dolls from grandmas, dolls from mommy, dolls from aunts and uncles. Cute dolls with pink dresses and long eyelashes and ringlets. And she does play with those dolls, but they don't hold the place in her heart that Curious George does.



So here we are, monkey baby and all. And then today I made a startling realization. I know why Maggie loves this monkey baby so much... it is her Cash equivalent:

4 comments:

grandma kristi said...

Well, I guess no one has commented because we are all so dumbfounded at the stark resemblance between monkey and Cash. Are you sure there's not a gorilla in Ben's family tree?
Love, Grandma Kristi

mama jo said...

hey kathryn...i stole your link from kelly...what darling babies...it's so fun to see them...even in their monkey ways....

Cliff and Erin said...

I think she much like him because he's as big as Cash. It's more life size of a real baby. I used to play with a big teddy bear and a big Bugs Bunny. But I think one of my favorite dolls was the one that, well, peed water. Life-like I guess?

sarah said...

i have a couple pictures that i think scarlette looks like a monkey. i think its just a baby thing.

and how is everyone getting the blog templates that change with the month!! i feel so out of the loop!