My baby two year old is often found holding his older brother’s baby doll, but since it never got to the point of carrying it all the time, I didn’t think I needed to get him his own, especially since his older brother rarely plays with it. Well, when I saw it in the car, I realized my two year old was getting attached, so I took him to the store to get his own.
There are few options for boys. Most dolls are pink. I knew Target had a “Little Brother” doll, since that’s what his older brother had, so I knew where to look. I started to feel disappointed when I didn’t see one, but just before giving up, I spotted one. My baby said, “For me,” and held it close all the way to the register. As he held it tight while walking to the car, I asked, “What’s your baby’s name?” and he said, “Um…. Orange.”
The baby’s name has remained “Orange.” It was funny for a while, and it is fully respected as a real name, as this baby is a member of our family now. We all love “Orange,” whom my two year old sometimes affectionately calls “Brown.” Maybe he’s confused? I really don’t think so. We haven’t mastered even our primary colors yet, so who knows. And what is with ALL THREE of my boys gravitating to orange and brown???