When Teagan watches a movie, she really gets into it~she likes to snuggle with Pooh and Eeyore when she's watching them. Someone playing in a band? Out come her instruments. Today, we were watching The Jungle Book...one of my favorites!
So I pulled out a stuffed animal she hadn't seen since she was really little (like crawling) and re-introduced it to her, along with an animal that is always in her toy basket but often ignored: a mama and baby monkey:
She loved them...but: "Mommy and baby...no daddy..."
So Gramma went upstairs to get a very special stuffed monkey:
Teagan was thrilled: "A mommy!...A daddy!...A baby!...A whole Family!!!"
Yes...a whole family. Think about it: this is an amazing concept for a child who is 2.2 years old. She spent the rest of the afternoon with her family...
They snuggled together
They learned about Italy together
They looked at themselves on the computer...
...such a joy!
I think her cousin would be pleased to see how much happiness his stuffed animal brought to her.