Being a little girl seems to be much different from what it was when I was young. I guess it is to be expected, times are certainly different. I am pro-woman, I hope that all girls will pursue their dreams and callings. But there is just something sweet and homey about a little girl playing with her doll.
I know a few little girls and most of them don’t play with dolls. I see a lot of dolls in stores though so someone is buying them. I don’t think playing with dolls has gone completely out of fashion.
Dolls were a favorite of mine and actually they still are. I think I got my last doll when I was 16. It was a porcelain doll and I still have her. It was a while ago but I think I was almost 13 years old when I finally stopped playing with my Barbie dolls.
So it’s really nice that my youngest granddaughter (not including the one who is on the way) still loves baby dolls. She is 4 years old and I hope she will continue to love dolls a while longer.
For Christmas I bought her a baby doll that came with a bathtub and her PawPaw (my husband) made her a baby bed. She was in love at first sight and is so tender with the doll.
Times change but can we still say that it is healthy and desirable for little girls to play with baby dolls? I think it teaches them how to be with real children and babies. It is a natural impulse for most girls to care for a doll and good practice for real life.
I’m old fashioned I know. But in this case I think I’m right.