Katie played school with her baby dolls. Well, Katie doesn’t actually go to school yet, so I guess technically she was playing daycare.
She reas her babies a book, holding the book open so all the babies could see. She set the babies up at stations so they could do pretend coloring and pretend Play-Doh and pretend water table. She took them to the bathroom and patiently reminded them to wash away the germs. She conducted Circle Time and sang a song with them.
But it was the babies’ nap time that gave me pause.
Katie carefully laid a soft blanket down for each doll. She cooed gently in their ears and rubbed their backs until her babies had fallen asleep. From baby to baby she went, rubbing and cooing. When one baby had a hard time falling asleep, Katie picked her up and rocked her gently to and fro. “Sssshhh, baby, it’s okay,” she whispered. I watched from afar, marveling at Katie’s sweet words and tender touch.
Sometimes my girls do something unexpected or new, and I wonder where did they learn that from?
Not this time. I know exactly where Katie learned it, and I am so thankful.