Wow...I never thought that being a mom would take up so much of my time. I have sooo much more respect for Rapunzel and Beast'sbelle now! Doll children aren't quite as much work as human children. We don't have to feed them (food is optional for dolls) or bathe them (aside from an occasional Lysol wipe when they get really messy). In my case, I don't even have to tell Emilie to clean her room or anything, since she doesn't have one. :} Still, having another doll to care for and entertain does take up so much time in the day, and knowing that you're responsible for their well-being can be a bit overwhelming. I'm not really stressed, but I have been finding it difficult to blog or get much of anything else done.
Robby offered to spend some one-on-one time with Emilie for a bit so that I could at least pop in and say "hi" to all of you. And, I must confess, it is a relief to have a few moments to myself. Emilie is a sweetie, but she has so many questions, some that I can't answer. Her mind is always at work, always wondering about anything and everything. She's actually not really the shy little thing we thought she was. Now that she's fully warmed up to us, she never stops talking! ;) She's a sweetheart, though, and I wouldn't trade her for the world. She has a way of making everyone around her smile.
Speaking of such things, Rapunzel confided the other day that she and Eugene are thinking of expanding their family again, partially from being around Emilie. They think the babies could use an older sibling. I think they're either extremely adventurous or huge gluttons for punishment! I suppose an older child might be slightly less work than an infant, but still...three kids? They'll be outnumbered!
Rapunzel does seem to thrive on motherhood. Especially now that she has her new body and so much energy. You should have seen her climbing trees the other day. It was incredible! So who knows? Maybe she'll be "super mom" from now on and be able to handle anything that comes her way. I guess only time will tell...
Oh, and you'll be happy to know that I heard from Faith again. Their new little daughter arrived safe and sound and is fitting in perfectly with the rest of the family. I haven't met her yet, but she's just Emilie's size, so I'm hoping we can arrange a playdate in the future. :)
No news on the Ben front. I've been hoping he'll finally find someone to make him happy. Of course, as Robby keeps reminding me, we can't rely on another doll to bring us happiness. That's too much to ask of anyone. If we aren't happy without a better half, we won't necessarily be happy with one. I suppose he has a point, but I do think a large part of Ben's problem is his loneliness. If he had someone he could confide in, I think it would help. Not that I'll try to push anyone in his direction. I'm NOT going to play a "Beast'sbelle". :}
I'd love to stay and chat some more, but honestly, I'd like to take a walk and clear my head while I'm still without responsibilities. ;) I'll do my best to be back soon, but in this new season of my life, I'm finding it's best not to make promises I can't be sure of keeping. :} Until next time, dear readers.
P.S. I nearly forgot...thank you so much to all of my new followers! I can't believe I'm up to 54...it's just incredible! You're all wonderful. :)