They’re a part of many girls’ lives from the beginning.
Made of porcelain, cloth or plastic, they come in various sizes, usually newborn-bald or with long locks of hair.My favorites are the ones with a story behind them, like this one that my maternal grandmother made for me when I was a child.
An interesting conversation ensued after I picked our daughters up in the afternoon.
Our eight-year-old was hitting the doll on the leg with her pencil.
Her sister said, “Stop spanking her. She hasn’t been bad.”
Reply from eight-year-old: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God!”
Sister: “She doesn’t have a soul!”
That’s the most interesting theological conversation I’ve heard in quite awhile!
I don’t know how much longer dolls will fill the playroom, line the shelves or ride along with us in the car. But for now, they’re still an integral part of our girls’ play.
Does your daughter spend much time playing with dolls? Are there any with special memories attached to them?