November 28, 2011
An Alive Doll for Christmas
Litzi is in the fourth grade and she is nine years old. Her teacher's name is Mrs. Hatfield. What a perfect name for a teacher. Litzi's favorite subject is writing. Oh I was so happy to see that. We have something in common already. She lives with her sister, uncle and two little cousins, spelled cauzens. She said she liked to "play in the computer."
Okay. So she's still working on her English skills. Everyone who has read my blog knows by now I've got my own issues with spelling and grammar. Litzi said she wants to be an English teacher and my heart soared only to plummet a few seconds later when she listed what she wanted for Christmas. I imagined books, an educational game, something to help her have a successful career in life. A journal to hone her writing skills. Nope.
Litzi wants a baby.
She wrote "a baby with hes milk and other things." "A baby alive."
A baby alive! She wanted me to give her a baby. I never had kids when I was young. That bus has long left the stop. Ain't happening. Not in this life time.
But she said her favorite subject was writing and she wants to be a teacher. She's nine years old. Why does she want a baby! I was bummed.
Then I spoke with my dear sister, Marilee. "Oh," said my sister. "There's a doll they advertise on television all the time called Baby Alive." Really? I had no idea. I ignore toy commercials and watch instead the ones for cruises and shampoo to make my hair long and silky. Hey I can dream. Here is Baby Alive which I purchased for Litzi under some protest.
I guess little girls, not all, but some have to have that one last doll. We know soon we will be more interested in makeup and boys and clothes and for awhile we want to pretend we will always be little girls. Actually now and then I still feel like a little girl and when I don't always get my way you might not see my stomping my foot and pouting but oh boy I am sure wanting, too! I hope Litzi is happy with her doll and is not pouting but smiling at Christmas. I wish that for us all!