Little girls play at motherhood. My daughter's Webkinz have become her children. She sets up school rooms and teaches them. She takes them outside and plays with them. At eleven, she's not quite ready to put them away. Were she a bit older, and cooing to a baby instead of a stuffed fetish, we would say that she's a good mother. Mothers, too, play a motherhood. We are all dolls on the swing.