Mae did this. Wrote ‘Elep’ on a scrap of paper, taped it to a chopstick, and stuck it in a loaf pan. That’s my crappy description of this very sweet scene.
Mae’s description goes like this: ‘This baby was just born, and I wrapped her up and gave her a bunny to snuggle with. The sign is there to let everyone know she’s asleep. So everyone has to be quiet.”
As a mother, I feel proud and amazed.
But as a Mother, I feel crazy and insecure about this scenario. I start to ask questions in my head: ‘Do I say shhhhhh quiet too much? Do I care too much about the baby getting sleep that I overlook Mae’s needs? Is she bored? Do I spend enough time with her? Is it wrong that I don’t buy baby doll accessories, leaving her to pretend puzzle pieces are baby food and an overturned step stool is a crib?’
As a practical Libra, I wonder why the baby’s eyes are open if the sign says asleep. And I also wonder how the baby is supposed to snuggle with such a large rabbit.
And as a human being, I wonder why I can’t just get over myself and enjoy the fact that my little girl just made an adorable scene.