Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Attack of the Dolls!


In our house, stuffed animals- their cuddly and soft bodies, whimsical markings, and adorable little faces- are shoved into the closet, thrown into baskets, and misplaced under the bed, never to be played with. One would think their cozy fluffiness would be perfect for nap time, but Avery only wants dollies.
A select few of the collection

Our house has become overrun with dolls that cry, dolls that eat, and dolls that talk. The dolls represent characters from movies, from television shows, and from popular children's stories. Looking toward the living room, I spy several doll strollers and carriages, doll cribs (not to mention the doll bed- for the “older” of the bunch), a little doll wagon (for the nicer springtime weather), and a dolly highchair.
There must be two dollies in the crib at all times


And though Avery seems to play favorites in one moment, it changes in the next; thus making it impossible to guess which to take for a weekend away.

As her second birthday approaches, it only scares me that more dolls and their paraphernalia are coming our way.

Perhaps she's trying to tell us something- maybe it's time to get on the ball and give her a sibling “baby” to play with. My biggest concern is that she'll want to play with the new (living and breathing) baby doll too much...


p.s. She likes to undress them all, too.  Is this a normal practice?

22 comments:

  1. Hello, I stopped by from the Blog Hop. I am now following you on GFC. The blog is so cute I enjoyed the Short Stories and the litle girl is so cute.

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  2. It is normal for them to take their clothes off. I have alot of naked dolls and barbies all over my house. I think it is cute that she loves her dolls that much she will be a great big sister someday.

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  3. oh my gosh! way too cute! i wanted my girls to play with dolls like this and they barely ever! she is def. going through a little girl stage and i love it...totally normal and fun! now that my girls are older they want to cut the dolls hair! haha

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  4. Glad to hear she's (somewhat) normal (she does have me as a mom, after all). Av is SUCH a girlie-girl, but I'm sure cutting all their hair is next!

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  5. oh I love how she hugs her dollies while sleeping! I know she will be a great sister one day because of how she takes care of her cute dollies. :)

    ♥hugs♥

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  6. That is the cutest thing EVER! And yes..all totally normal!

    Thanks for the follow yesterday..here belated to return it!

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  7. Ha ha Boobies! (i've always wanted to say that)

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  8. That is so adorable! My little one is a baby doll kinda girl. Make room for all the crap that goes with...cribs, high chairs, swings, strollers. Like it isn't bad enough having to buy this stuff for a baby. Now we have to buy it all for our baby's baby doll!

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  10. New follower from the blog hop!

    Love that second picture where baby is asleep with the dolls, precious!

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  11. ur daughter is gorgeous! u SHOUD definitely get her new dolls! how can u nt want 2 give new dolls to someone who is so cute! nvr mind d undressing part, she is cute n dat ends it!

    *new follower*

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  13. Undressing them is totally normal! I love her expression in the last one, like she's saying "Don't even think about touching my dolls" in a stern voice. She's adorable!! Following you back from the blog hop!

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  15. Ha so funny and my daughter is the complete opposite. All her baby dolls are discarded to the bottom of the toy box. She will only cuddle with stuffed animals and she too needs to have more than one with her (like 15) when she sleeps, or pees, or when we go to the supermarket, or they have to "watch" her take a bath...

    I love the picture of avery loungign with her baby dolls. so cute.

    And yes, so totally noral to undress them. my daughter likes her Barbies & Tinkerbell Faries naked... now so does my 1 1/2 yr old son ;) Oh boy!

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  16. Hi!
    Thanks for hopping by and for following. I am now following you too. =0)

    http://affordingcommoncents.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks for the follow, following you back! Avery is SO cute! Hope you are having a great week!

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  18. OMG! I have a Avery that insists on sleeping with 2 dolls in her crib, too! How funny is that? Your Avery is a doll and so sweet! She must have a wonderful loving Mommy! Love your blog! Following from Bloggy moms!

    xoxo
    Rachel
    http://shopsplendour.blogspot.com

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  19. That is such a coincidence Rachel!

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  20. Oh I love how she hugs her dollies while sleeping:)

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