Originally Posted by KayleeZoo
Why would you only want your DD to have one doll?
: I wish my girls would have played with dolls; I had many and remember playing with them until I was 11 or 12 years old. One of my DDs loves Disney Princess Barbies, though, and my mom and I are actually splitting them up for Christmas- she'll get them from both of us, it's cheaper for each person that way. I don't understand the proprietary feeling towards the gift you picked; unless you're worried that your DD will like the plastic one from grandma more?
Are we, like , the same person?!?!?
I adored dollies, and my girls...do not. It's sort of a bummer. lol
I mean, I totally respect who my dds are...but wow, my kingdom for carte- blanche on the doll- buying. lol
I begged my dds to want the homeschooling doll that American Girl put out a couple of years ago. I was like "Girls! She looks like you. She is our family!" At one point one of my dds (6 at the time) said "Mummy, you love dolls, you should get that doll for yourself. We are just not into dolls. That's OK".
My kid was right, but I couldn't see buying a doll to do ....nothing... lol
I'll say straight up-- I live in a tiny house. But gosh, toys. Toys are like so brief in a kid's life. Some of us have kids not into toys, and some of us have kids who enjoy toys. I would want my kid to say "My folks were a bit confused by my toy choices, but my childhood was awesome because they respected me even if they didn't totally get it" rather than "My parents hated what I liked to play with. I always felt judged by them. Even my toy choices and needs totally dissapointed them".
Make room, I say. Don't be the person with the plastic on the sofa!
Just as our parents or grandparents vented about their bums sticking to the plastic on the couches, so will our children document our angst over the toys that cluttered up their parents homes.
At some point, an MDC kid will post, somewhere, about how decluttering made him/her feel guilty about certain toys. "I knew my mother hated my grandmother for sending me my favorite toy. I knew I my mother was upset that I love the peeing dollie/the Nerf Dartboard. I always felt so guilty. It would have been so peaceful to have been able to play with certain toys without worrying my mother was mad at me".