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Little T gives Miss Cotton Bottom a piggyback ride

If you’ve been following my blog, you would’ve had the pleasure of meeting Miss Cotton Bottom, little T’s most favourite toy in the world (apart from Brachy).

Little Miss Cotton Bottom is the first ever baby doll we got for little T on her second Christmas.  The idea was so she could share her bath with the doll since it’s supposed to be one of those dolls you can actually bathe with and you can.  (I can’t really remember whether she’s an Annabelle or Baby Born doll.) The problem though, while she is indeed washable, it takes her ages to dry!  Now that Little T knows this, she doesn’t insist that Cotton Bottom shares her bath anymore, especially if it would mean a night without the little doll by her side.

We don’t exactly remember either when this doll stopped being referred to as “baby”.  One day, she was just suddenly christened Cotton Bottom, which doesn’t really suit her because she’s not as soft as cotton at all!  In fact, little Miss Cotton Bottom is hard and cold!  She has in fact startled me more than a couple of times, as I’d feel something cold pressing against my leg.  Her head, arms and legs can turn really cold especially in the winter, but Little T doesn’t seem to mind at all.  This dolly is naked.  Little T seems to prefer it that way, she stripped her naked long ago and Little Cotton Bottom has been in her birthday suit ever since.

As mentioned they go everywhere together, play-school, rugby, swim class (though she has to be left in the car) or when we go and walk the dog.

There’s little T giving Miss Cotton Bottom a piggyback ride.

Woof!  Woof!  Wait for me!  Says Doc.

Last one up is a rotten egg!  Says T.

Ooh!  Puddles!  Says little T splashing happily around.

“Oh” Says Little Miss Cotton Bottom, “This is making me feel rather dizzy”

“Please don’t drop me in the mud!”  Says Cotton Bottom.

“Of course not!” Replies Little T.

“I dropped my cap!”  Little T hurries over to pick it up.

“Thank goodness it wasn’t me!”  Says Cotton Bottom.

Little T laughs and declares “I think it’s time to go home now”.

“That’s a grand idea!” Cotton Bottom agrees.

This post is linked-up with Coombe Mill’s #CountryKids.

What’s your little ones favourite toy in the world?

Do they also have a special name for it?


Have a lovely weekend!

Meet Coco

This is Coco.  She is a lovely life size handmade rag doll made painstakingly by a very good friend who lives in Bristol.  “Another present!” Our postie said as he handed me the package last week.  T is such a lucky little girl to receive more presents even when Christmas is over.

Little T welcomed Coco with a tea-party.

As you can see, they are fast becoming close friends and like to do things together like watch cartoons on LoveFilm on mummy’s laptop.

Play dress-up together – Coco in little T’s Spanish dress and T in her pink tutu.

And of course, must not leave Coco behind when out for tea with the grown-ups.

She’s a lovely doll, but since she is almost as big as little T, she startles me A LOT.  The husband once left her on T’s windowsill and nearly gave me a heart attack and as F’s dad said “She’s a little bit freaky isn’t she?”  She certainly is!

Now if you see my husband carrying what at-first-glance would look like a little girl like a sack over his shoulders, you will know that it is Coco and not little T.

Btw, Coco has also inherited little T’s old clothes!

This post is linked-up with PODcast’s What’s The Story.