Argh! I thought about posting this in parenting, but I thought perhaps you crafty folks might better understand my frustration. My almost 6-year old daughter has specifically requested a plastic Rapunzel doll from Target for her birthday. I think she must have heard about the 'tangled' doll. I think she knew I was sort of bummed (I've always made all her dolls), so she also requested a homemade princess doll.
I'm really torn about the target doll--which I believe is essentially a Barbie. I fear it is a slippery slope and once a plastic doll is introduced into the mix, she won't love her cloth dolls anymore. I hate Barbies. But of course this is all my baggage, and what the heck is the big deal? What if I got her the horrible thing and she loved it and played with it. Wouldn't that be just fine?
What do you think I should do? (keep in mind, I would be perfectly thrilled to make her a rapunzel doll, and prince).