my little girl doesn't like stuffed animals! Period.
I know she's only 12 months. I realize she might latch onto a "lovie" at some point in the near future. However, right now, I can't even get her to cozy up with a blanket. No blanket to snuggle, no favorite stuffed animal to hold or carry around, no dolly to love on, no favorite soother (besides binky and her hair). Nothing.
Even my son had a "lovie", he still does. He has a favorite blanket and good ole "buddy" (and all the buddy clones that we bought for replacements). Buddy has been through the ringer. There is a buddy bear at Mimi and Papas, one at daycare, and one in his bed. I also have a back-up Buddy Bear in T's closet. If Buddy disappeared, it would probably be world-crashing. T also loves his "guys", as he calls them. All his doggies, bears, dinosaurs, etc come up and down the stairs almost every day. He has to be surrounded by them at night. God forbid we can't find one of them. He will know, and bedtime won't be easy.
Here's baby T with his Buddy Bear.
I don't know.
All I know is...it bothers me. I get sad and disappointed. I start to look into her preference for balls and cars to her frilly pink and purple toys. I hear stories of other moms who have their girls cradling dolls and pretending to fill their purses. I worry I won't get the girlie girl I had hoped for.
I know that's not a big deal. I'm a great boy mom. I love sports, competition, getting dirty and all that good stuff. I would be full of pride if B decided she preferred softball to dance. I would be okay with it. Eventually.
Right now, I still offer her the snuggly purple puppy I bought for her, the cute lion lovie blanket, the snuggly fluffy blankie, the "my first dolly", and I hope this time she will take to it.
Isn't this the cutest? So why doesn't she like it?!? ::snif::
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