Being in the presence of a baby is about the only thing that seems to calm down our 2 1/2 year old. Our typically crazy-wild, bursting forth with energy little girl, actually slows down and shows a surprising gentleness when a baby enters the scene. I'm always nervous as she approaches a baby, but again and again, I see that she is capable of gentleness.
Since Amy, Brian and Grace visited us, our little girl has taken a fresh interest in her baby doll.
Check out her mad skills in swaddling and holding a baby:
Step One: Lay baby gently on blanket
Step Two: Pull bottom and then sides together to cover baby
Step Three: Roll baby up like a burrito ??
Step Four: Wa-La! Now that's one happy baby.
If she would've stopped there, it would have been nearly perfect. Step Two was a little shaky as she rolled the baby onto her stomach to wrap her...but bringing it all together is a tough step.
What really concerned me was how she held the baby after she posed for this picture. Notice the feet. This can't be good.
Mom: "Azaria, hold the baby so I can see her."
This is what I got: