Saturday, December 29, 2012
You know those Baby Alive dolls? The kind that you can give a bottle too and then they wet their diaper. Baby got one for Christmas and I just chuckled.
I used to think they were unrealistic. Babies don't wet their diapers the moment you feed them.
I have since changed my opinion.
This week, I have been able to help take care of my newest niece. She is adorable. But she gets fussy when she needs something. She's a baby so she only needs a few things: to be fed, to be changed, to be burped, or to be put to sleep.
Last night, I babysat her by myself while her parents went on a date. It went kind of like this.
Niece fussed. I changed her diaper. I fed her. I burped her. I tried to rock her to sleep.
Niece fussed. "Well, I already fed you." I changed her diaper. Tried burping her again. I tried to rock her to sleep.
Niece fussed. "But I just changed your diaper, two minutes ago. It can't be that!" I changed her diaper - it was wet again. I tried to rock her to sleep.
Niece fussed. "It is NOT your diaper again, is it? Oh, yes, it is." I changed her diaper and rocked her to sleep.
The niece slept.
It's funny - I spent all this time trying to get her to sleep, so that I could go get myself some food or get some laundry done or generally do things I wanted to get done and when she was asleep, I just found myself watching her, amazed at how absolute perfect she is.
Doesn't she look just like a doll?