Saturday, February 23, 2013

Samantha

I can't get rid of her. I want to. But something, something I can't put my finger on, is telling me that she needs to stay. I've relegated her, Kit, Marisol and three more of their friends to high shelving in the garage. Where they will live until I have grandchildren most likely.

Like many of you, we went through the American Girl doll stage. We've been to two American Girl stores and had lunch at one of them. We went to the doll hair salon at one of them. We've got beds and clothes and hair accessories and videos and books. And matching doll / child outfits. We've got the Bitty Baby twins and a photo of our twins holding their twins. All matchy matchy.

Am I alone in this phenomena -- the inability to purge our household of these dolls that my children stopped playing with a few years ago?

3 comments:

Neeracha T. said...

I handed off one of the dolls 2 years ago, plus a suitable amount of clothing, to a friend as a gift for her daughter. Will get the rest ready to hand off to Tutti's kids this year! Can you believe that Samantha is discontinued?!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Jillian isn't into dolls much. Got the catalog today and she likes to comment on the girls modeling with the dolls - their hair to be exact!

We constantly purge....give to a charity or pass it along.

Less is more for our family :)

(but I do have a couple of keepsake items for each I've kept!)

One Fish said...

My Mom saved mine and I'm so glad she did so I have it for my little girls. I think it's always good to save a few special items for the future.