I am not a shopper. Well, maybe I like to look and hunt for items on-line. But I really do not like to drag myself along with 3 children to a store. But it so happened that I had put off until the very last minute going into town to buy something that The Princess’ preK teacher needed THAT DAY.
I did have The Queen with me as I couldn’t leave her at home with Godzilla. We ventured into town and ran as many errands as I could cram into a trip into town with only 2 hours to do it. We went to a store that I really do not like going to or taking any children in to, Wal*mart. But I needed groceries and the preK item. I didn’t want to go to two stores when I could get everything at one store.
The Queen begged me to “look at” toys. I explained I wasn’t buying any toys, but we could “look” if she wanted to start writing a Christmas list. Well, she didn’t really care what I said as long as the outcome was “look at toys.”
We cruised the Barbie aisle, the Fairies, the My Little Pet Shop toys, bicycles…then we came to a collection of Madame Alexander dolls.
I hadn’t seen these dolls before. They were 18” dolls, I would dare say, a MA type of AG dolls. There were the dolls and all of the clothes, paraphernalia that you would expect for an AG-type doll. There were probably 15 dolls on the shelf. I began to go through looking at each doll. Blond Caucasian, Brunette Hispanic, beautiful AA, and a Red-haired Caucasian.
Then I saw “her.”
An Asian doll. A very, very pretty Asian doll. Now we have Ag dolls, but this doll had a much prettier face than the AG dolls. The price? $28.
I looked through the entire display of dolls. I found 3 Asian beauties. One for The Princess, one for The Queen, and one for….I called my friend that is about to travel to China…and one for Ellie!
I wanted the dolls to be a Christmas present, but The Queen was with me. I couldn’t leave them on the shelf because I knew I wouldn’t be able to get back in time before someone else bought them. So, I did what you would expect. I bought all 3.
She is much prettier in person!
Disclaimer: I love dolls. My Mama loved dolls. I wouldn’t say I’m a collector, but I probably do get a little more excited over a doll than my girls. I still have my absolute favorite dolls from my childhood. I also have a collection of dolls that were my Mama’s.