Friday during free play, Sam helped Sally give birth to an old, naked plastic baby girl.
Sally: Tell me to push now.
Sam: Push, honey, push. There! It’s a girl! (As he pulled the baby doll out from her sweatshirt.)
Sally: Can I hold her?
Sam: No, I have to wash her in the sink first.
I watched as Sam pretended to wash the baby in the pretend sink in our “kitchen” area. Then, I went to my computer and sent the following email to the proud grandparents. Here’s what I said:
Thought you'd like to know: Sally just gave birth to a baby girl in the free play area. Mom and daughter are both doing fine.
Thought you'd like to know...
Sam just helped Sally give birth to a lovely baby girl in the free play area. Mom and daughter are doing well. However, when I asked him if was going to be an OB/GYN like his mother, he said no. He wants to be a PIZZA deliveryman. I’m glad he dreams big.
I knew you’d be proud.