Well, so far Caroline has fulfilled that wish. She has many babies and she is already learning how to care for them. She feeds them a bottle, puts them to bed and loves on them all the time. I love watching her and seeing how gentle she can be already. Today, Nana brought Caroline the most wonderful gift and it took me back for a few minutes to my childhood love. Take a look at this baby doll, Patsy, and all of her incredible hand-made clothes!
Caroline is still too young to play with them, but I will put them away for a couple of years until she will really be able to cherish this gift. I knew that my mother-in-law realized how captured I was with this doll when only a few hours after their visit she called and told me that she had a few other dolls with their own homemade clothes and offered to give me one for myself. I wanted to jump back into 1989 and play dolls with my little girl, but I politely declined and told her that this one would be plenty for us. For now, I will just live vicariously through my little girl and relish in the fact that I have the ultimate responsibility that I always pretended to have as a little girl... but now I no longer have to pretend. I am a mommy and I am loving every minute of this ultimate gift!