We are all sitting around the breakfast table munching our cornflakes and drinking our juice (and momma's "grown-up juice"). The Spud sits to my left in his IKEA high chair, eating the fastest. He should probably not be sitting in a high chair any more, since he's practically two years old now, but let's face it. It's the only restraining device for that crazy child I have left! The Beast is also sitting to my left, more obsessed with the decorative bowl of potpourri and candles on the table than his cornflakes. The Drama Queen is to my right, busy rearranging the cornflakes in the bowl until they meet with her satisfaction.
However, this sunny morning more guests have joined us at the breakfast table than usual. Lying on the chair next to the Drama Queen is Mary, a sweet, perpetually happy baby doll dressed in a snug shirt and way-too-big diaper. A few cornflakes nestled on her cheeks indicate that her "mommy" has attempted to feed her breakfast. The Beast's guest of honor is Buzz Lightyear, haphazardly tucked under his elbow. It's a good thing Buzz is so accustomed to space flight, as he has propelled to the ground several times now. By now, the Spud is on his second bowl of cornflakes. He has not forgotten his Leo (of Little Einsteins fame) however; Leo is firmly clutched in the Spud's sticky hands and does not need to worry about unexpected space flights. The Spud will never let him go!
The interesting thing is that Momma has a hard and fast rule: "No toys at the table." It has been rigidly enforced for years now. But when the Drama Queen pleaded, "Momma, Mary's not a toy; she's my baby!" "Yeah, Momma, these are our babies, " the others chimed in.
How could I say no to that? And I must say, they are doing a phenomenal job taking care of their "babies." :)
Enjoy taking care of your babies, little ones, and not so little ones today! And don't forget to join in on the fun tomorrow for "Found It Friday." The inspiration for tomorrow's Found It Friday is "summer picnic." I look forward to seeing all of your lovely finds, especially in time for a 4th of July picnic this weekend! My "Found It Friday" post will be up by midnight PST tonight so you will have plenty of time to create your post and link up. Thanks!