I haven’t been out much lately. And I’ve pretty much disappeared from the blogging world. But when I was invited to attend a mother/daughter event sponsored by Mattel and held at Dylan’s Candy Bar, I knew I had to toughen up and go!
The Nut and I both made our first trip to Dylan’s that day. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, it’s the place to be!
Upon entering, The Nut got to choose her very own from the new line of Little Mommy dolls. We then proceeded to a play area filled with doll-sized baths, bouncy seats, high chairs, cribs, and strollers. The little girls got to play “Mommy” to their new babies while the real mommies enjoyed brunch snacks, conversation, and a create-your-own bouquet flower bar.
The Nut’s favorite activity was having her baby use the potty. If your little one is potty training, I think this could be an amazing tool. The potty interior is blue but with the pressure of a little doll tush on the seat, a little pee and poo appears. You can then flush and it flips back to blue. I seriously think The Nut could have played with this for hours!
The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for us as I am really trying to foster the tender and nurturing tendencies The Nut has in preparation for her coming baby brother or sister. She has always loved caring for her babies and stuffed animals and I think all of this pretend play will be really useful in getting her ready for the day-to-day care the baby will need.
We have since added a toy crib and changing table to her collection and every night she tucks her five babies into their crib and kisses them goodnight. I hope this is a glimpse into our futures (and that the new baby sleeps more like those dolls than like big sister!) She is proving to be quite the little mommy!
Next step, Mattel? Little Daddies!