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A Monster of My Own Making

Posted Jan 09 2013 5:17am

Sophie, her doll Marie-Grace, and my niece Murrin (herself a vintage American Girl owner).

Well, the Christmas surprise gift for Sophie was a hit! She loves her Marie-Grace American Girl doll. But it may have been too big of a hit, actually. Now she sleeps with the catalog and is totally devastated that the 2012 Girl of the Year is no longer available because, “Now I can’t have all the dolls. I want all of them.”

This is actually quite exciting for me because I can remember quite clearly a time when Sophie was in the midst of her developmental delays and she wasn’t interested in dolls or pretending in any way. So it does thrill me to have her so excited about American Girl.

Ready for bed with all the essentials!

She has all the characters and their life stories memorized already – even the ones whose books we haven’t read (we’d read several books and she had three mini-dolls before she got her big doll).

I could afford to make Sophie’s doll dreams come true of course…if I sold her brothers.

But I’m pretty attached to those boys.

So…what I’m saying is, “Call me American Girl. I’m really great to work with, and I can totally be bought.”

And isn’t Sophie the cutest?

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