Little Red has really taken to my old Cabbage Patch Kid, toting it around the house, kissing it, and changing it’s diaper. It’s really sweet to see him be so protective to the baby. I thought this would be a great continuation of our lessons with real babies, to be kind and gentle. And since I’ve told him every day since he was born that he would not be an only child I thought this would be a great extension.
But the Cabbage Patch Kid is a toy, so it doesn’t always get the gentle treatment. One day after playing in the crib with the baby he decided he was done, and threw the doll out of the crib as he does his other toys. Ooooh, we don’t throw babies. Unfortunately, after being told not to, he did it again a few more times, and received a time out — a rarity saved only for big things.
A couple of days later, as we were cleaning up and getting him ready for bed, my husband picked up the Cabbage Patch Kid and tossed it down the stairs, with Little Red in plain view of the infraction. yikes! When Little Red is a big brother he’s never going to be out of my sight!