Sunday, July 20, 2008

Now They Are Sisters

Erin is amazing. When my friends Lori & Marc went back to China for their Mischief Man (a/k/a Ethan), Erin fell in love immediately. Now don't mistake me here. Erin adores their daughter Katie Starr & the rest of her China friends. However, the first time that she saw Ethan, she pointed to him & said "He's mine." Erin begged for a brother for quite a while after Ethan came home, but David & I explained to her that our family is complete. I'm pretty sure that in her mind, we're not done, but yes, we really are.
Anyway, after Erin & I got home from our monthly FCC luncheon this afternoon, David & I started to go through things. Erin will be 6 on July 30th, & things are changing for her. Toys that were fine a week ago are no longer fine. It's also time for our bi-annual purge of "stuff." While deciding what to purge, David finally came across the collection of dolls I've been saving for Erin. One of those dolls is a Gali Girl doll by the name of Reyna. I kept Reyna hidden since Erin wasn't really ready for the older dolls. This past Chinese New Year, I also purchased her a Karito Kids doll by the name of Wan Ling. Erin's had Wan Ling in her room but shown no interest.
Well, David & I decided that today we should allow Erin to have Reyna. The story of Reyna is that she is from Kaifeng China. Kaifeng is known among other things for having a Jewish community which is very old dating back to the 12th century. I explained to Erin that Wan Ling is Chinese American but Reyna is actually from China. I told her that there truly are Jewish people in China but that is not the norm. Reyna came wearing her own Jade Jewish Star & also had an extra one for the little girl who would own her. Since Erin already wears one, I offered to put the Star around Wan Ling's neck which went over really well. We had a minor chat about how now Wan Ling would be Jewish & is converted just like Erin was.
I guess what we talked about made sense to her. She just assumed that Reyna & Wan Ling would be sisters. All she had to say is "Now they are sisters."

9 comments:

Sandra said...

A beautiful doll for a special girl. "Now they are sisters". Sounds to me like Erin gets it!

fricke92 said...

What pretty dolls! Yes, it does sound like Erin gets it!

Michelle said...

Oh that is lovely. Gives me goosebumps!

Vivian M said...

I think Erin is a very observant little girl who truly understands her concept of family. I agree with her, they are sisters!

Candy said...

How sweet of Erin to recognize that her dolls are sisters. I love this doll. I just saved the site in my favorites for the future. Erin is growing up. :-( and :-)

Super Mommy said...

Love those dolls! And what a smart little girl you have!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Ethan loves Erin as well. Whenever he sees her or sees her pics he lights up and says her name.

We all love Erin; she is a beautiful girl; inside and out.

missy said...

What a special and smart little girl you have! Precious!

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy blogoversary!