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A couple of weeks ago, it came to my attention that Grace’s toys were predominantly baby toys.
I was at the day care to pick Grace up at the end of the day. She was so engrossed with the toys in front of her that she didn’t notice me enter. I saw immediately that she was playing in a different way than she plays at home.
She was pretending. It sounded like the characters were talking. They were interacting. She wasn’t looking at the characters; she was becoming them.
We came home, and I told Joe that Grace needed new toys.
The three of us got in the (red) car and drove to Toys R Us and began to explore the Little People play sets. Never one to go overboard, I purchased a few things.
Ten things isn’t going overboard, is it?
Don’t answer that.
Now, Grace plays with her People. They ride the school bus. They watch the circus train. They swing and ride the ferris wheel and work on the farm. Noah rounds up the animals two by two to get into his ark.
We are keeping a few things out to give her for her birthday.
You know, ’cause we didn’t want to go over board for Easter.
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