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Kids Play: “You When You Were a Baby”, Part 2

My daughter recently decided that a small stuffed raccoon is my husband when he was a baby. Well, now she’s built a potato head to represent me when I was a baby.

I apparently had no nose when I was a baby. I also had Angelina Jolie lips.

I think perhaps Baby Me was inspired by Potato Head Mommy Me. I constantly hear about how “‘Toy Story 3′ has you in it, Mommy, when you were a Potato Head”. We have a Mommy Potato Head Me. Here she is with Baby Me. You can see the resemblance in a way that makes much more sense than Raccon Baby Daddy.

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Kids Play: Interesting Aging

According to Lily, this raccoon is her Daddy when he was a baby.

I never realized my husband is an adult raccoon, but if she says so.


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Kids Play: Bubble Wand Girl

Lily claims this bubble wand is her. I never realized she was so… big-headed? stick-like? armless? abstract? Pick your own punchline!

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Kids Play: Daddy Potato Head

After my daughter Lily saw Toy Story 3, she insisted that we needed a “Mommy Mr. Potato Head”. Once Mommy Mr. Potato Head joined our household, she kept asking where “Daddy, Baby Rose, Lumpy Puppy and Lily” Potato Head were.

We’ve ALWAYS had a MISTER Potato Head, but she insisted that Mr. Potato Head was NOT Daddy. He’s MISTER. So after months of her asking us for “Daddy, Baby, Puppy and Lily Potato Head” multiple times a day, we got the hint and for her birthday we got her a Potato Head family of four as well as a dog Potato Head.

Even though we now have four regular-sized Potato Heads, any of which could be Daddy, Lily insists that the GIANT Potato Head container the family of four came packaged in is Daddy. Naturally. I mean, he’s totally to scale.

Meet our Potato Head family. Front row: Mr. Potato Head, Lumpy Potato Head, Lily Potato Head; Back row: Mommy Mister Potato Head, Daddy Potato Head and Rose Potato Head.

Lily keeps lining them up like that and saying “Here’s our family! Mommy, Daddy, Rose, Lily, Lumpy and Mr. Potato Head.”

Apparently Mr. Potato Head is now a member of our family. I wish someone had told me!

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Kids Play: That’s you, Daddy!

A while back, I shared with you the multitude of characters my daughter says I allegedly look like. Today it’s my husband’s turn to share in the fun.

I think my husband is a perfectly lovely man, but my daughter apparently thinks otherwise.

It only took a couple youtube viewings of “Hakuna Matata” for her to decide Daddy and Pumba were the same person. I don’t know if it’s Pumba’s love of burping or eating bugs that made her decide this. Perhaps it’s his skin and hair color?

Every time she sees Cookie Monster, she yells “There’s Daddy! Daddy Cookie Monster!”

Daddy is also this giant Mr. Potato Head.

But she makes up for all these unintended insults by saying Paul Rudd is her Daddy.

Or maybe she just knows something we don’t.

If Paul Rudd really IS her Daddy, I wish I could remember that night!

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Kids Play: Cat in the Hat

At the bookstore the other night, *almost* 3-year-old A was very excited when I showed her some “Cat in the Hat” hats. She had one down and got very upset asking for another one. I couldn’t figure out why she needed two hats when she wasn’t even wearing the first one. I looked over and saw this pile (minus one hat) and didn’t realize what it was until my husband told me.

She was making Cat in the Hats!

Of COURSE every cat needed a hat. I should have known! In the first picture, the animals without hats are dogs. Dogs don’t wear hats.

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Crab Love

One day, I heard 2-year-old A making her Little People A (the doll that is allegedly her) cry. She kept asking Little People A if she was ok. Little People A said she needed a hug. I turned around to discover that Little People A was talking to a crab with a heart of gold. This crab had endless amounts of hugs for whatever Little People figurine needed him.

The crab even wanted to come inside the house to comfort people. He’s a very good hugger. I personally would be scared if a giant crab wanted to hug me, but the Little People love this guy.

Also, Mommy and Daddy Little People like to look out the window. And who doesn’t have a horse on their porch?

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Toy Discrimination

My 2 year old A is obsessed with her Little People. She decided a long time ago that the mommy, daddy and baby that came with her house represented her REAL Mommy, Daddy and baby sister. Shortly after she played with these things obsessively and kept asking where she was, we got her an A doll. After a couple weeks of this, we had our friends Dan and Larissa over. The day after they were here, A declared that these two plastic dolls she had were Dan and Larissa.

Meet Mommy, Daddy, Baby, A and Dan.

Dan and Larissa aren’t technically Little People. They professionally drive dump trucks for an educational toy collection.

Since Dan and Larissa don’t technically belong in the Little People world, A routinely discriminates against them. They are not allowed to go to barn or roof parties. If I try to put them inside the barn during a party, they are quickly thrown out.

They are denied most of the privileges of the other Little People. They’re not allowed to ride the horse or cow. They can’t drink from the water bucket, apple crate, drink from the milk bottle or eat doll A’s carrot.

When Dan is allowed to play with the other Little People, he is mean to them and generally very violent. (I should note here that real life Dan has been nothing but a gentleman to A.)

Often Dan and Larissa also get pushed under the couch. I’m pretty sure all of this poor treatment is due to toy discrimination. If Dan and Larissa were actually Little People, maybe they would be treated better? Who knows. The doll that represents A’s grandmother, Nonni, comes from a MegaBloks horse stable set. It took a couple weeks, but Nonni was eventually allowed into roof and barn parties. Maybe Dan and Larissa are just excluded because A doesn’t know them well enough?

We’ll never know for sure, but for now I feel badly for our professional dump truck drivers. It’s hard work to drive a dump truck. They should get a little more respect.

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That’s you, Mommy!

According to my two year old, I look so much like Mrs. Potato Head, aka “Mommy Mr. Potato Head”, that I actually AM her.

She became so obsessed with Mommy Mr. Potato Head after we saw the “Toy Story” movies that I had to buy her one. You may think the “Toy Story” movies are about Buzz and Woody, but you are mistaken. They are about Mr. Potato Head and Mommy Mr. Potato Head. Whenever she talks about Mommy Mr. Potato Head, she says “That’s you, Mommy. We went to Target and we bought you!” When she takes Mommy Mr. Potato Head apart she says “Mommy, you broken! We need to fix you!”

I’m trying to decide if I should be insulted that she thinks I look like a potato, but I suppose that’s somewhat better than one of my other alleged twins, the zookeeper’s wife in “Goodnight, Gorilla”.

“That’s you, Mommy! You take the animals back to the zoo.” I don’t recall doing this.

I am also apparently twins with the old lady bunny whispering hush in “Goodnight, Moon”.

I was starting to get a complex about my looks, but the other day she decided I was Sarabi AND Nala in “The Lion King.” I took this as a compliment because if sexy lionesses ever existed, surely they would look like Sarabi and Nala. (I also feel better because she claims my husband is Pumba the warthog.)

In reality, as you can see, I look like none of these characters, but I’m amused to find out who next will earn the honor of being my “twin”.

Who does your child claim looks like you?

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