Look: a dollhouse for Clementine!
No, really. It is for Clementine. Really.
Surely you aren't suggesting that I would buy a dollhouse for myself.
That is a heavy charge, my friend. And besides, Jim ordered it.
What's that you say?
Did Clementine put pictures on the wall, and rugs on the floor? Don't be silly. She's 18 months old.
I mean, really. I did that. For her. Not for my own enjoyment. I didn't enjoy it in the least.
And after Clementine was asleep, I did not put all the clothes back on the elephants (after a certain tot stripped them all and left them in a naked elephant heap) and arrange them in the living room.
Oh. Wait. Actually I did do that. But I didn't enjoy it.
And I most certainly did not set up this strange tableau.
Barbapapa serenading Barbamama on the toilet? That's just weird.
And this? Danger! Who put that teeny infant elephanty all alone on the top bunk?
It's making me nervous just looking at her!
Okay. Okay. You got me. I might have played with the dollhouse a little bit.
But I was just playing. I wasn't sublimating my nesting impulses in this tiny, tidy environment as a result of a certain other house looking like this:
... having morphed into this ...
And this ...
to (ulp) this ...
If only it were as easy as this ...
Seriously, though, progress on the house is amazing and terribly exciting (with the first and hopefully last infuriating DIY mishap under our belts), and as for the dollhouse, it is crazy-cute, and Clementine is having a blast with it. It's from Magic Cabin, and that elephant family is by Calico Critters, which I am IN LOVE with. Have you seen what they have? My goodness! I want it all! Ahem. For Clementine, I mean. Of course.
I have a beautiful dollhouse my dad built for me when I was eleven -- it's in the garage in need of renovation, a bit more like the *real* house above, ha ha. I also have boxes of great stuff for it, but there's lots of little pieces and fragile bits, and it will have to wait till the Pie is a bit older. And I am so going to paint it pale pink. Its future is guaranteed pink. But first: there are ample *real* walls to paint. Oh my yes. And paint. And paint. And paint. Look at that pea green and shocking yellow above! Enough said.
Have a lovely day!