But there is one thing they do like to play. It's called "Baby-Mommy". Someone is the baby and gets to regress back to "ga-ga-goo-goo" talking, and someone is the mom. The mom basically does whatever the fussy, baby-talking "baby" indicates that they want, and the baby just fusses and baby-talks.
Anyway, as you can imagine, it's not a game that I particularly enjoy participating in, but they do like to play it together. The baby usually has a basket or something as a bed.
Well, since they play it so well together, I decided to have Mr. Tad make a child-sized cradle for claire for her birthday....one which they could climb in and out of as big kids. It was a big hit for claire. And, as a bonus, it fits 10 babies in it! So, in Claire's "house", pictured here, her babies can now all get tucked in together for bed at night...although they have to find somewhere else to sleep when the kids are playing "baby mommy".
I figured that as a bonus, she can use it for a real baby some day, since she will most certainly have 10 real babies some day and be a fabulous real mommy. When Matt saw all those dolls in the cradle, he said that it looks like Claire is raising the Duggar family, (you know, the family with 18 kids from that TLC show). Haha.
It's made out of cherry wood and I think its very sweet. It almost makes me want to have a baby to put in it. Almost.