Thursday, August 5, 2010
Once after a particularly grueling day at Primary Children's lab we decided to reward/console Sam with a new toy. We knew Sam had a lot of toys already, but most of them are from generous grandparents and aunts, or they are toys that Ashton and I have held onto from our own childhoods. We wanted to give him a toy from us, maybe to ease our guilty consciences after watching him get poked with a needle so many times. So we took him to Three Little Monkeys in Bountiful and chose out a boy baby doll. I made sure we found the most masculine doll they had, and when we presented it to Sam he immediately grabbed it and gave it a hug. When we went to checkout the cashier took the doll to ring it up, and Sam reached out his hands for her to give it back. She did, and he again gave it a tight hug. Within a week his interest had waned, and I had a bit of buyer's remorse. In the last couple weeks, however, he has become very attached to Charlie again and wants to take him everywhere.