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I am going to work on things like getting rid of all the plastic baby dolls and making a waldorf doll to replace it... then focusing on making clothes/accessories for the ONE doll instead of just getting more and more and more dolls (i don't even have any idea how many there are now but tons. I will say the dolls come from the grandparents mostly, but I've been known to cave once or twice too).
I like Waldorf dolls as much as the next crunchy mama but why get rid of all your child's plastic dolls just to acquire a new Waldorf doll and make a bunch of clothes? Why not just keep one or two plastic dolls that your child already loves and plays with? Unless they were *all* obnoxious talking, peeing/pooping, battery-driven toys, I wouldn't give away all of them. Is there a plain one that would do? Otherwise I fear the message given to the child is not just "we have too much stuff" but "we don't have the right kind of stuff."
Do you see what I mean? Already you are planning on buying the new doll and escalating the amount of stuff to go with it (making the new clothes). Would it be so bad if the doll only had one outfit? Or if you let your child have the doll for a while and decide for herself whether or not the doll needs more clothes--and then perhaps encourage her to make them herself?
For a person that has had an addiction to buying I would recommend to learn to be content with what you have, rather than chucking it all just to buy "one more thing."