My thought is that it’s inevitable. At some point most little girls develop this love for a baby doll. My daughter is no different. She is absolutely over the moon about her “baby”. She won’t give “baby” a name. I suggested naming here Jasmine. She looked at me and said, “no, BABY”. Her little face was so serious, it was hilarious! So that’s what we call the doll. Her name is Baby.
Baby goes with us everywhere. She has a blanket, a sippy, a plate, fork and spoon. Baby also has a stroller. Baby is well taken care of. I know I was a serious mommy to my dolls when I was little. I carried a diaper bag with changes of clothes. I had blankets and a carrier for the car. I was also much older than two. My daughter turned two this month and she is the perfect little mommy. If you push the hand of Baby she says, “Mama!’. My daughter responds by nodding her head and giving Baby a gentle hug. It’s really cute, actually. She treats baby much like I treat her. It’s fascinating to see how much she pays attention to every little thing that I do.
Being that she’s super mom to Baby, I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised at my husband’s suggestion. We were hanging out at the Grove (an outdoor mall) and he suggested going into American Girl. I was shocked! I know that people go in that store and come back with MUCH lighter pockets. I was not ready to start this with our daughter. Not now.
She was pretty tired. It was past her nap time and she was really on the brink of falling asleep. We rolled by the window of the store and she sat straight up in her stroller screaming, “Pincess!”. We had to go in!
Once we were in the store, she wanted out of her stroller immediately. She walked around the store completely mesmerized. My son wanted to know if there was an American Boy store so he could see some boy stuff. Clearly, he wasn’t impressed! LOL!
This was my first time in an American Girl store. It was insane! All of the dolls, the clothes, the HAIR SALON! There were parents lined up to have the hair of their daughters beloved doll styled in a summer bun! Amazing!
We managed to leave the store without making a purchase. I know we’ll end up there again though. I love that they have a cafe and all kinds of activities for little girls. I guess you could say that theyl got to my daughter AND me!
Have you been to American Girl?