Margaret has taken to doing a lot of things like me, and she likes to note that Mommy has a baby and she has two baby dolls. She notes these little congruencies, and often I see my own behaviors coming back at me, though usually with some bizarre modifications. Here is her interpretation of feeding the baby, complete with dialogue and pictures:
My baby is hungry. I need to give her milk. Where is her bottle?
Oh, there it is. Under the Lego box.
Put some milk in it, not Margaret milk, but special baby milk.
I sit on the mat, so I can give baby milk.
Margaret’s dinosaur is hungry too! [Notice careful around the neck carrying strategy. Just like mommy.]
Dinosaurs like milk.
She then proceeded to bottle feed a giraffe, a bear, Queen Elizabeth, and the other baby.
I like the think that I’m a little better at sticking to the program, I really do.