The b’day went pretty well,like I said in the last post but post b’day there was lots of work to settle down before we could safely say that one episode is over! Yeah, the post b’day work is a task in itself too, sorting out the gifts for starters!
As it was expected we got lot of gifts in the form of toys, soft toys, clothes and cash. So the easiest to tackle was,yes you’re right, the cash! Rest was a task for which we actually took a week’s time. Finally, yesterday we sorted out the entire stuff and now the room looks clean and tidy 🙂
Coming to toys-both soft and plastic…. soft toys are all so cute though there are a few repetition but it’s okay a doll is a doll is a doll 🙂 The plastic toys are all developmental toys suitable for the 1 years onward…so we kept them in two boxes namely-now and later. Well, the ‘now’ box has all the toys that she has already started playing with and like it is evident the ‘later’ box has toys which she’ll be introduced to a bit later,say 3-6 months down the line.
When we were doing the same to soft toys, Husby thought we must think of keeping the old soft toys aside for someone else’s use,cause they’re still in a pretty good condition and add the new toys to Chirpy’s toy basket. The idea clicked me and I sprung up to go to her bed where her soft toys are usually kept. Sorting from the current lot Husby said why not we move ‘Nancy’ now and add the new dolls that have come? I said okay but within few seconds of that I was like ‘no way! not Nancy by any chance’ ! Husby was surprised and asked why I was saying this….to which I just had one thing to say “Nancy is Chirpy’s first ever doll and she relates to her,she will not be happy if we give her away”. Husby said the new dolls are pretty much like Nancy,not with much a difference,so what’s the big deal? I said “Nancy is Nancy and the new dolls are not her”.
May be I said this too daramtically or whatever the husband read more in it. He probed me and I came out with the deeper reason….
I’m attached to Nancy too! Just because she is my daughter’s first doll I’m attached to her? No. But also because this is the first doll that I bought for Chirpy with so much love and to which Chirpy held on to instantly and she likes her so much that she treats her like her own baby and puts her to sleep and also sleeps with her most of the nights. Even sometimes when she gets up in the middle of the might she first takes a look at Nancy,draws he closer and pats her back as if putting her to sleep and gets back to sleep herself!
How could I just let Nancy go away? I cannot!
So now brownie points to guess that the new dolls are right now resting in the ‘later’ box and Nancy, the princess is having a merry time with my darling and the smiles on their faces are to die for!
Husby smiled to my reasoning with a sparkle of sureness in his eyes-once again his old thought has been proven right-that he has two daughters-one in the role of his child and the other in role of his child’s mother 🙂 🙂 🙂