For the last couple of years, J and I have gone through the kids’ toys after Christmas and separated some for donation. This time, J accidentally put something valuable in the donation bag, and thankfully, I rescued it in time. It was a doll that BE brought with her from her foster family’s home. I have no idea who gave it to her and neither does Aunt S. BE isn’t big on dolls, but I really wanted to save it because it is one of the few toys that she still has from before she knew us. I actually think this doll is very strange. Just take a look at it:
Why does she have animal heads on her body? And why is there a window on her chest? If you press the animal heads, the doll says something in Spanish. Since I don’t speak Spanish, I have no idea what it means. If you’ve seen a doll like this before, please let me know (and explain it to me)!
This next toy didn’t get put in the donation bag, but since it’s really a baby toy, and I didn’t want to risk losing it, I took it out of BC’s room and put it in a box with the doll. There’s nothing strange about this toy, but like BE’s doll, it’s one of the few toys that BC still has from before he knew us. It’s a horse with a pull string that play lullabies. Now, both toys are safely packed away as mementos that the kids might appreciate when they’re older.