My Baby’s Baby

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???


2 comments for “My Baby’s Baby

  1. Janice Brown
    May 2, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I love the smile and expression. I am the mother of two very special needs children, who cannot walk, cannot talk, cannot feed themselves and are blind. I wish I had had blogging when they were first given to me. As I was going through the situations that I am reading about on the special needs blogs it made me jealous that I did not have blog friends. I have just published a book called Bundles of Joy – A Journey Blessed With Two Special Needs Children. I have been able to be supportive to others who are in similar situations, and that has been a blessing for me. God bless you and keep up the good “work”!!!!!!!

    • suburbamom
      May 3, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      Thank you! I am in awe of the mothers who have gone before me, as I know only a few years ago, the journey was very different. I admire and seek the wisdom of those who are now veterans, and don’t always come across them in this new world of technology. I am so glad you wrote a book and let me know about it! Blessings to you!

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