Elisabeth will still have nothing to do with baby dolls, but Catherine is starting to have a rich imagination life. (They say this develops along with expressive language, which is why Elisabeth is behind). (And they both cling desperately to their Security Guard Tigers.)
Catherine is frequently carrying one of their dolls around now as her baby, and having me put its little hat back on all the time. Now and then she brings it to me for hugs and comforting and pats on the back when "baby is crying".
Then last night she brought me one of her red rubber rain boots and told me the boot was crying. I told her boots don't have eyes so they couldn’t cry.
I think (I'm not entirely sure I got this part right) that she indicated then that the boot was crying because it didn't have any eyes.