Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Rose by Any Other Name

Miranda comes from a long line of family members who are not so creative when it comes to names. I'm not talking about naming of people (although, Bolton Mantai was pretty darn creative!), but animals.
 
Stuffed animals, that is. My sister had a cute, little brown bear. She called him Brown Bear. My Henry and Winnie had good names, because someone else named them! My most recent bear is generally called Bear, or Mommy's Bear. Evan's bear is Bear Bear. Duncan has a husky stuffed animal dog that he calls Wolf. Because he looks like a wolf. When I ask him what he wants to name a new toy, Duncan often says, "Duncan!" Yep, really creative there. But Miranda is different. Her first dolly may be called Dolly, but now she carefully selects extra special names for each.
 
 
 
 
Don't be alarmed at this frightening scene! Miranda does love her dollies. But she thinks they might enjoy painting sometimes. That's Princess Tiana from the Disney film The Princess and the Frog. She often goes by Tiona. Sometimes Miona. And every once in a while Tiana! The guy in the middle is like a father to all the girl dolls. They talk to him about going pee pee on the potty a good bit.
 


 
Alice has seen better days. I guess in Miranda's world The Queen actually did carry out some punishments! Eek!



 
This mermaid doll is just an old McDonald's toy. I purchased it off ebay as a reward for Miranda for finally learning to go potty. She calls her Nermaid. Unfortunatley, Nermaid has gone missing.
 


 
Why look, it's Snow Wipe!
 
 

 
She has always gotten Cinderella right. The little purple haired mermaid is Calinda. Pronounced
Cah-leen-dah.
 


 
Sleeping Beauty is definitely a favorite. As is the Blue Princess. We've just started watching Aladdin lately, so maybe she'll start calling her Jasmine soon!


 
This is Hippie!
 



And I can't leave out Laura. Yep, she named the stick. Laura was really long and getting close to bopping people on the head, so she's been put in the basement. "Oh no, Laura!"
 
Just so you know...all of those dolls have been cleaned, so they don't look like they just stepped off the set of a horror film any more!