Jul 1, 2011

The girl becomes a woman~

"The doll is one of the most imperious necessities, and at the same time one of the most charming instincts of female childhood.

To care for, to clothe, to adorn, to dress, to undress, to dress over again, to teach, to scold a little, to rock, to cuddle, to put to sleep, to imagine that something is somebody--all the future of woman is there.

via: http://www.kellehampton.com/2011/04/firsts.html

Even while musing and prattling, while making little wardrobes and little baby-clothes, while sewing little dresses, little bodices, and little jackets, the child becomes a little girl, the little girl becomes a big girl, the big girl becomes a woman.
The first baby takes the place of the last doll.
A little girl without a doll is almost as unfortunate and quite as impossible as a woman without children."
-Victor Hugo, Les Miserables