EJ’s Baby Rock
Our front yard is basically a rock garden. It’s ugly and encourages weed growth like none other, but Ellie Jo loves playing in the rocks. She putters around in the pea gravel and plays in the bird bath and lays down to watch the clouds. Who needs Pinterest for sensory play ideas when you have a rock garden, right?
Last week Eej decided that this large rock was her “rock baby.” She originally wrapped it in a cloth napkin and hauled it around for a whole afternoon. They seemed to have all kinds of adventures outside. I wasn’t part of them, but I eavesdropped a bit because it was so entertaining to hear her narrating their play while she tried to keep from dropping Rock Baby on her toes.
However, once I tried to enter her play by commenting, “Wow, your baby has really soft hair!” while patting her baby’s head, she gave me a funny look. “Ummm, it doesn’t have any hair. It’s just a PRETEND baby.”
Pretend or not, Rock Baby has stuck around. I’m impressed by her dedication to such a heavy object.