Thursday, December 21, 2006

bead-ie baby


One of the greatest compliments I've ever received was when I was around nine years old. A good friend of our family (the woman who is now my husband's boss's mother) was watching me play with my siblings and her grandaughter. While watching us, she told my mom, "Saige plays like we used to". She said how great it was to see a child in that day and time be able to imagine their toys and things as children from the Great Depression era had to. We were kinda poor, but I had all the toys I needed and then some. I just liked to pretend. Well, it seems that like kind produces like kind. This is a picture of Aubie's baby in Time Out. In answer to the question that I know you are asking right now-- yes, she has baby dolls. Like 4 of them. She just prefers to imagine. Most times, toys only make a mess around here. But beads, well, they get turned into babies. Or dogs. The other day, I had to stick a thermometer in a "real sick" dog's mouth while having no idea where the mouth was. It wasn't until Nurse Aubie said, "right he-uh" that I knew where to put it. Of course in real life, dogs don't get thermometers in their mouth, so it probably wouldn't have mattered. As strange as it looks and sounds (having a bunch of beads for a baby), I love never knowing what crazy thing she will come up with next! Her imagination is 10 times better than mine was already--I am so excited to see the amazing person she is growing up to be.

3 comments:

kev said...

That's the most adorable thing I've read all week.

Josh H. said...

that's pretty awesome. I used to like dressing up. Once I created a Ghostbusters outfit using a jogging suit, a backpack and a piece of hose.

Another time I made a Batman outfit out of a dark sweater, some dark jeans and shoes. I have a pic of it somewhere. I was like 10 or so. I used a vampire cape (left over from Halloween) as my batman cape and a black net type cap as my mask. I put my face where the top of your head would go (since it was that older net type, I could see through it) so that my mouth showed throw what would normally be the back of the cap (the part you adjust to fit). That way my mouth was exposed like Batman's and what would normally be the "bill" of the cap was on top of my head kind of like Batman's "ears". I gotta find that picture...

Saige said...

Oh, how fun! Does it actually look a bit like batman? We have a picture of Daniel and I on a broken bicycle using one of the wheels as a steering wheel. We are both wearing those pitiful plastic firemen hats that they give away when firemen visit your school. But as the picture was being taken, I remember thinking we actually looked like we were on a fire truck. Its cool, but kinda sad, to have that vivid of an imagination--its such a disappointment when the pictures get developed.