I love old children's books, the older the better. So when someone deemed these too out of date to use for working with kids and offered them to me, I happily accepted.
These two picture books are a fun glimpse into a completely different era of parenting. Just look at Jack's mother coming home from the hospital with the newborn baby bundled up in her lap. It took a while for the baby in her arms to register because I was too focused on that dress (with a waist!) and her perfectly styled hair. I may believe that babies rode in the front seat in 1955, but I don't believe that anyone came home from the hospital looking quite that good.
Mother rests on the couch, Father sits in the big chair, and Jack and Grandma sit quietly, too, until the baby cries.
I think my favorite part of the book is the bathinette. I had a doll size one, briefly, and it's one of those toys that's stuck in my head. It was just so odd...and neat. I didn't realize until I saw the one in the book that they're a real thing for real babies.
And they still make them!
How did I not know about these?! Four kids and I never knew that there was a thing like that out there. If I had a baby, I'd probably be ordering one today.
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