It’s one of the best tricks up my sleeve: a covert operation between a certain plastic human and me.
About six months ago, my daughter treated Dolly like an infant and even breastfed her at night. Well Dolly seems to have grown up and joined my daughter in the trenches of toddlerhood. Like Forrest and Bubba, they have each other’s backs. And as soon as an act of rebellion surfaces, Dolly – my ally– plays in my favor and I emerge victorious. Here are the battles I’ve won so far:
- Administering the nasal aspirator. I guess it helps when someone else is in pain with you.
- Wearing a bib. She thinks it’s really cool that they’re “the same!”
- Eating. She eats whatever Dolly “eats” and likes to feed her.
- Brushing her teeth. Dolly has no teeth but they get brushed as much as my toddler.
- Cleaning up. Dolly is the first one to start packing away while she “assists.”
Dolly and Mommy.
An unlikely alliance.
What tricks do you have up your sleeve?