has a Calico Critters dollhouse.
Elena has coveted it.
Talked about it.
Dreamt about having one of her own.
We told her, once, that she had to wait until her birthday.
And she remembered our promise.
It was all she asked for.
it was what we got her.
The Beagle family
(courtesy of Auntie Janelle et al)
hangs out downstairs,
in the master bedroom.
Mama and Daddy take the bed.
Little brother studies at the desk
and big sister does her makeup at the mirror.
The Mouse family
(also courtesy of afore mentioned auntie)
The kids share a set of bunk beds,
and it is their bedtime.
Mama and Daddy Mouse put the kids to sleep.
And silently creep out the french doors
to the patio.
Complete with old fashioned soaking tub.
(and dress maker)
A privacy curtain for changing helps
when two families are sharing a home.
Since there is no crib,
the baby sleeps in the bathtub.
because that is the only safe way to sleep
in a bathtub
when you're a baby.
even with all these amenities,
the house gets crowded
you're worried about plumbing
in the Calico Critters Townhome,
pipes in the bathroom.