Amie is getting very excited about entering Kindergarten – she has an orientation on the 7th and school starts (only!) on the 10th. But she is also getting a little apprehensive. She remembers how she was comforted by a little seal doll during her first days at her preschool, and requested a new doll that is small enough to take to school in her gigantic backpack. Thhaam obliged.
Some conversation during the project.
A: What’s that?
T: The navel.
A: The nipple?
T: No, not nipple. Navel. Belly-button.
A: And what is this?
T: Those are the buttocks.
A (smiling crazily): Yuck! Buttocks!
Oops: the hair was put on backwards!
T: Thank goodness you have two grandmothers who like stitching.
A: Oma likes stitching too?
T: Yes, she’s very good at stitching.
A: So if you die, then I’ll still have Oma… But what if you die at the same time, what will I do then?
Me: By then you’ll be able to stitch it yourself – for lack of a better answer.
Amie’s model for the face
T: She has a bit of a bald spot. Is that okay?
A: Yes, that’s what makes her so beautiful!
Meet Anya, the school doll.
A: Thhaam, this is the most beautifullest doll ever made!