Friday, February 1, 2008

The Great Baby Burrito Experiment

The other evening we were relaxing together before Siennalee's bedtime and Sienna was becoming rather restless. Remembering my eldest niece's penchant for bundling her dollies, I suggested to Jason that he might show her how to wrap her baby doll. Jason thought this was a good idea and promptly located the dolly and a blanket and settled on the floor to remember his once-perfected baby bundling technique. (It was very important to introduce Siennalee to the art of baby bundling with the very best bundling techniques available.)

"Now how did we used do this?" He mused aloud, causing the little 16 month old Mommie of the baby doll to suddenly take notice of Daddy on the floor. She toddled over to examine the situation as Daddy stretched out the blanket over the floor, dozens of memories flooding his vision.

"We made a burrito..." he reminisced, not noticing Siennalee's growing agitation. Quick as lightning she leaped forward to rescue her baby and just as quick Daddy's arm shot out to block her along with, "Wait Siennalee, I'm going to show you how to wrap your baby!" (Presenting his daughter with a shoddily wrapped baby was not an option.)

This was simply not good enough and Sienna began to wail. With all her attempts to get to her doll rebuffed, she tried a new strategy: MOMMIE.

At this point, any of my energy not eaten up by mirth had been spent on grabbing the camera to document this new amusement; I was simply no help to her.

Daddy's determination to remember his wrapping techniques was matched only by Daughter's determination to rescue her baby from any possible trauma.

In the end, Jason did dust off his rusty baby wrapping skills and then Siennalee did get her baby back. Beyond that, I do believe the two were not completely satisfied with the whole experience. Fortunately, I was quite satisfied with it and am very pleased to be able to share the whole story with you, not only in my own words but also with the pictures below which are, after all, worth at least a thousand witty words.

Wait, Siennalee! Let Daddy remember how we used to do this...

Don't make me use force, Daddy!


Bundling baby doll in peace.

Running to retrieve baby.

Extracting baby from burrito (Daddy stands by helpless to watch all his hard work undone in seconds).

Freed baby.

Now I'll try this myself. How'd you do it again, Daddy?

And the piece de resistance:


Staci said...

That was hilarious...especially the video!!! I have to say...that's the first time I've seen a daddy and daughter fighting over a baby doll!!! lol

Amy said...

haha.. I can't see the video at work, but I will defiantely watch it when I get home.

Looks like Jason did a nice burrito!

Momae' said...

Jessica...What a show. That was so funny. I watched it twice.

Jamie said...

Great moment to capture. Mother "instincts" kick in at such a young age.