Natalia has been asking for a baby since she was 2 years old. This desire for a younger sibling has only intensified over the years. This week she asked me every morning whether or not we were going to get a baby sister. (I am so not pregnant!)
"Mommy...can we get a baby sister today?"
I kept explaining to her that baby sisters took a while to come by. In our case, it would take years. Finally four days into this now familiar conversation she cut me off.
"No Mommy!" she said with an exasperated sigh. "I don't want a baby from your tummy. That takes too long. Let's go to Target and buy a real baby."
I explained to her that while Target has a dizzying display of baby dolls, they are not in the business of selling real live babies.
"Well then we will just go from store to store until we find one."
The only thing that distracted her from this quest was the promise of a trip to the pet store for a purple beta fish. We'll see how long that holds her.