Saturday, November 8, 2008

American Girl

Ok, so Mackenzie has had an Americal Girl doll for years. It was a hand me down from my sister. We have since passed her to Madi and Leah to play with. They dress her, she has a bed and a chair in Madi's room, etc. No biggie right? Well today we went to the American Girl Doll store for the first time. I was in SHOCK!!! I couldn't believe how much the stuff costs. It's not just the $100 doll. Which alone is staggering. It's all the accessories. If there is any material thing you can imagine, it's there, doll-sized. We watched while 2 dolls got their hair done and one even got her ears pierced. When their "mommies" came to pick them up, they got instructions on how to care for their new dos. I almost wish we hadn't have gone in. I mean seriously, when you have three little girls that are all going to want these things, someone will have to get a 2nd job!! We almost had to pay for an $80 bathtub that Vivian tried to climb in. I think we will be waiting for a few years before we go to the cafe with our dolls. If I am going to spend hundreds of dollars on lunch and a doll salon, I want them to remember going.

1 comment:

annie said...

Sounds like what we go through at Build-a-Bear once a year (when they get their $5 gift certificate for their birthdays)... but I'm so cheap I only let them spend the $5 and whatever other gift card they got and I *might* add another $5 to it, so they can at least get a tee shirt for their animal. I think those things have more clothes than Gretchen.