A few weeks ago my son, Brady had to bring home a Real Life Baby for an assignment in his Parenting & Child Development class. The baby was programmed by his teacher and then "connected" to Brady with an elelectronic bracelet. When she cried, there were four appropriate responses; hold her, feed her, change her or rock her. He had to figure out which one she needed within 2 minutes of her starting to cry. Her neck also needed to be supported when picking her up and holding her. Just like a real baby. Before he could bring her home he had to name her and he chose the name, Lydia. Everything he did with her was "recorded" by the doll and I am happy to report he got an A for his efforts. And what an effort it was! There were times he would have to sit and hold her for 40 minutes. Which for a teenage boy was an eternity! She woke up a couple times during each of the 3 nights he had her in his care. He was excited to be done, but told me he felt a little sad when he handed her over to his teacher. He is so tender hearted and I just love him for it. He will make a wonderful Dad, when the time is right.
Because this was such an important lesson I thought I would make him a little mini book to remember it by. Best Creations held a "Mini Blog Hop" not too long ago and I used their tutorial to make it. I turned the album around and made it vertical instead of horizontal. The first and third pages are pocket pages, one to hold factual information about the doll and one for Brady's thoughts. He's happy with it and that's all that matters to this Momma. :)
Hope you find happiness today (or it finds you!) :)