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I got my American Girl doll.
That was nearly 20 years ago, which in itself sounds crazy!
I got Samantha for my 5th birthday and I remember being really excited. I don't recall them being popular back then, I was the only person I knew who had one for a little while. It's not like now where little girls have one, or even more. They can create dolls who look just like them and bring them to a salon for even more fun.
Those kinds of things weren't around when I had gotten Samantha, instead I would bring the salon to her at home. I would constantly find myself playing with her hair, giving her new hair styles. I even learned how to do a french braid on her!
She was always getting a wardrobe change too. On holidays, I put her in her best dresses so she could be fancy for the rest of us! During play dates, my friends would bring their American Girls and their clothes and we'd lay them out on couches and tables, pretending our dolls were shopping.
It was always so much fun, making up stories and games; who needed TV?
I used to nanny part time for 2 little girls who had their own American Girl dolls. It was so refreshing to watch them make up stories and adventures; use their imagination. In a time where you can plop your kids in front of the TV or computer, to occupy them for hours at a time, I'm impressed by kids who know how to just play. I think American Girl dolls help keep imagination alive.
I was excited when my sister gave me the idea to make American Girl doll tutus! They're so fun and it's a great way to transform a doll into a dancer, or maybe just a girl with a fun sense of fashion! I think it's a great way to let the imagination run wild.
What toys do you remember having when you were a kid that you loved to play with?
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