Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Baby Roller Hand

So, AK is adorable we all know that, no one dares argue that fact. She constantly cracks us up with her AK-isms. She has a big heart, and constantly will mother anyone around her. On her first birthday my friend Bob got her a baby doll. We were shocked when AK, who couldn't even walk at the time, snatched it up and gave it a kiss. She rocked her baby, fed her "ba ba's", ring around the rosie'd with her and wrapped her in blankies. There was a constant thunk thunk sound as AK dragged her baby around by one arm as she crawled around the house. We asked AK several months ago "what was "baby's name?" She responded with "Roller Hand". We kind of shrugged waiting for her language to improve. A few months later, a woman at the store asked what her baby's name was, and again she responded with "Roller Hand". Consistently, for months she calls the baby "Roller Hand". We have NO clue where it comes from, or why she is Baby Roller Hand. Now, many moons have passed since Bob gave us Baby Roller Hand. Roller Hand has gone EVERYWHERE with AK, naked of course, in spite of the large doll wardrobe, and has been well loved. There is a skidmark on Baby's head from being dragged down the front steps and the driveway each morning as we leave the house. At some point one of Roller Hand's eyes kind of became a bit wonky, and she is no doubt in need of a good scrubbing. She has had several trips in the washing machine after I consulted a doll collector's message board to get washing tips. Bottom line, Roller Hand looks very well loved. We have bought AK new dolls to replace the battered wonky eye'd doll, even let her even pick out a new doll, but they are cast aside within a day, and replaced with Roller Hand. Baby Roller Hand is here to stay. I ordered Roller Hand a wooden cradle... it can be personalized with the doll's name.... do you dare me to put "Roller Hand" on it?

7 comments:

laura said...

you MUST put roller hand on it - i mean, isn't that what AK would want?? ;)

that is such a cute story - sarah is more fickle, and goes from baby to baby...

Cimblog (tm) said...

HEY! My nickname as a kid was "Baby Roller Hand."

...well, it COULD have been!

Davis Family said...

I don't know - that's tricky. If she honestly honestly wants the baby to be roller hand than i guess thats what you've got to put. Joshua has named his unborn cousin Ruby LaMont Davis. Not as funny as roller hand, but it still cracks us up.

stacy said...

DO IT, DO IT! Then, when she has a small child who will use the cradle you will get a lot of mileage out of the story.

stacy said...

Grace also gravitates back to the thrashed doll. Now she even has sharpie all over her head. Grace was making her "pretty." I just want you to know it gets better as the years go on!

jai said...

You will engrave Baby Roller Hand on that fancy cradle. YOU WILL.

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