Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Passing the dolls along
I used to have a huge doll collection. China dolls, Barbie dolls, and American Girl Dolls. When I felt like I was too old for the dolls anymore (which wasn't until I was 18 years old), I gave them to my sister, my two step-sisters, and my half-sister. I kept only a very few dolls, mostly the ones that had been handmade for me or had been my mother's when she was a girl. They are on a shelf in my room to this day.
Now my own daughter is old enough that she is interested in playing with more dolls, but what I have left are too fragile. It took some heavy requesting, but my 16 year old sister was finally ready to let go of some of her American Girl Dolls. This pile is only a part of her collection, and she pulled it out to let Hypatia choose.
We let Hypatia take two of the dolls, so there are still many years to go where she could get another one from her Aunt. Dolls are like old friends, and I like that we are keeping them in the family. :)