This is Baby Rose as a Little People figurine.
For two years, this little doll represented Rose in Lily’s Little People universe. Around the time Rose turned 2 years old, this baby in a basket didn’t seem appropriate for her anymore. We bought a new “big girl Rose” to replace Baby Rose.
Baby Rose immediately disappeared. I don’t know what happened, but we couldn’t find her for the life of us. Lily wanted to play with BOTH Rose dolls at once, but no matter how many times I completely tore apart the playroom, Baby Rose wasn’t turning up. It was bizarre because Lily is VERY anal about her Little People. They all represent extended family members and live in their own houses in specific places around the playroom. Their houses represent how far away from us they live. They have to load into the car to visit each other at each other’s houses. She notices right away and gets upset if someone isn’t in their proper house or goes missing. We usually find them pretty quickly. For Baby Rose to go completely missing was truly a mystery.
Baby Rose had been missing for more than 6 months. We had all given up on her. Then last week I was reorganizing the playroom, which I do periodically. This was not the first time in the last six months. In fact, it was not the first time in the last month, which is why it was an utter miracle AND mystery that Baby Rose turned up when I moved aside a puzzle box. How on earth had she been hiding behind the same puzzle box for six months? Surely it’s been moved within that time period.
Lily declared that Baby Rose was now Baby Violet, even though we have other baby Little People. I’m sure half Asian/half Ashkenazi Jew Violet will have blonde hair just like her big sisters… don’t.
Anyway, the doll’s timing in reappearing was impeccable. The baby will be here in the next 4 weeks. We needed a Baby Violet SOON!
Stay tuned tomorrow to see the complex play that developed when Baby Violet got added into the family mix.