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My youngest daughter has always been more of a tomboy. She loved boy clothes, toys and hated anything girly…..until 3 months ago. She finally decided that it was OK for her to be herself and not do the things her older sister and brother were doing.
This transition meant getting more girl clothes, caring about how she looks and even wanting to play with girl toys. Namely. Dolls.
FINALLY BECOMING HER OWN PERSON
She has had baby dolls in her room for years, but they sat untouched. They received no love or playtime at all. I couldn’t bring myself to box them up, so there they sat. She never cared that they were there, she just ignored them.
Then, one day this summer, she disappeared into her room and shut the door. I did not think much of it at all. I figured she was drawing, playing on her computer or doing something else.
Around an hour later she came down the stairs with one of her dolls in hand (well, it was actually one of my dolls I had when I was younger). She asked me to help put her clothes on. Then, she said that she was up there playing with all of her dolls and asked me to come and play with her.
We had so much fun together! We dressed all of her dolls and then loaded them into her stroller to take them to the park to play. After that, we all had a picnic in the park (a.k.a. the family room). Then, we had to take them home and put them down for their naps.
She played with her dolls for hours that day. I figured it was a fluke and she did it only because she was bored. I was wrong. Since that day, her dolls have become her favorite thing with which to play. She has dolls with hair that she now loves to wash and style. She dresses them up, feeds them and takes them for walks around the house in their stroller.
A few weeks before her birthday, I asked her what she wanted and she told me something new for her dolls. She then found the Step2 Love and Care Nursery on-line and squealed “MOM!! I want that!!” I was not sure she really wanted it at first and was only saying that because she saw it. However, for the next 3 weeks, she kept reminding me that she wanted it for her babies.
That sealed the deal for me. She is only young once. Why not just get it for her and let her enjoy it?
LOVE & CARE NURSERY REVIEW
The box arrived the day before her birthday (so it came just in time). I knew I wanted to have it in her room, ready for her when she got home from school. That meant toting up the stairs to her room to put it together.
It went together rather simply (although, I did have to get a drill to get through the plastic as I was not strong enough to puncture it with the screwdriver). After about 15 minutes, it was assembled and ready for her to use.
I stood back and just grinned. It. Is. Adorable.
It is light weight enough that we can move it anywhere in her room where she might want it. The colors are the perfect shades for any baby doll. There is a highchair, storage, washing machine, changing table and even a sink, all in one.
I filled up her little bins and the cabinet with all of her baby dishes and bottles. I hung up her dolly clothes on the hangers. I even tossed a blanket into her washing machine. It was set for her to use.
When she walked through the door of her room, her face lit up! She was SOOO excited! She grabbed her babies and got busy playing. In fact, we did not hear a word out of her for 2 hours that afternoon as she was completely enthralled with playing.
She told me that she loves the washing machine the best. I don’t know what it is about kids and appliances, but they think they are the bombdiggity.
For us, it was a perfect gift for our daughter. It made her happy. At the end of the day, that is all that matters. Enjoying your childhood as it goes by quickly enough.
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