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Friday, September 14, 2007

Learning Through Play

I stumbled upon the girls paying an interesting game today. The had arranged their little table in front of the entry to their bedroom. Ally was sitting behind the table with a three drawer plastic toy box on casters behind her. As I walked down the hall I could hear Ally hawking her wares. Babies! Babies! Get your babies! Babies anyone?

The older two girls came walking out of another bedroom behind me. Rory had a doll stuffed up her shirt and Rienne walked hurriedly to Ally's desk. I cut in line and said, "I'll have one of your babies."

Out of the drawer Ally pulled a baby doll and said, "Here is brother. You can have him."

Riennne immediately placed an order for a girl.

"Oh, yes. We have those." Ally replied. Then out of the drawer came a red headed Little Mermaid doll. Rienne was well pleased.

I looked at Rory and she informed me that she wasn't going to order her baby because she had one in her tummy like Auntie does.

I'll let them go on playing their game since they are having such fun, but tonight will be another good opportunity to explain a bit more about the adoption process. Seems they are doing some processing on their own. Wouldn't you think?

4 comments:

The Montee's said...

that is so cute, Jen! I'm glad Ally is feeling better.

Julie said...

That is so funny. I read it to Noah who thought it was hilarious as well.

Brooke said...

That sounds like a game that alot of people would wish was real in life! You girls are thinking about what adoption means, and they must for sure think that you are standing in a LONG LINE to get your son!

Stacey said...

That is too cute! I love the way children think. I wish everything was as easy as they make it out to be!

Remind me to tell you how Seth thinks we get babies :o)