Wednesday, October 15
Lately Matilda has become more attached to her baby doll than she's ever been to any toy that I can remember. She falls asleep with her cuddled in her arm, drags her along on most errands, and needs her to settle down for a nap (which I really learned today after we had to go back to the house for the forgotten baby doll before M would stop crying and relax enough to rest). M has also started to do a lot more pretend play with her baby, making baby dance, feeding her things, or reading books to baby. We have asked her many times what baby's name is and Matilda never would really answer until this week: Jerry. I guess Matilda is following the trend of giving your girl a traditionally male name. I have no explanation for what was happening here.