February 5, 2010
My daughter has been begging for an American Girl doll badly since she knows her 5th birthday is coming. I have been hesitate since I know that the ideal age to start this venture is 8 and the doll and all the accessories are quite pricey. We received a package in the mail for myself yesterday and she thought for sure it was her doll, jumping up and down and saying thank you mommy, thank you, thank you. I though it was pretty hilarious but than I wonder I am currently spoiling her. Is she going to grow up and feel entitled as well as feeling like what ever she asks for she will get.
I have to admit I have fallen victim to the "pink" aisle in the toy store and lived vicariously through her and this has resulted in her getting more than a truckload of toys, dolls, nik-nacks, trendy things and crafts. Now if she asked me for a full on lab set with microscope I'd run out to the nearest medical supplier and grab one up regardless of price but its a doll that is famous for... I'm not real sure yet. My husband gave the go ahead to get one for her birthday and it is fun to order it but I hope that I can stick my heels in the ground a little more on this slippery slope before she starts asking for international trips for her birthday one year!
This doll looks the most like little Kya. I appreciate that she wanted one that looked just like her and not a blonde, blue eyed doll. I guess I dont have to worry about her confidence.