I’ve never been into gender-specific (what is that even?!) toys for my little ones. We’ve purchased and been gifted toys over the years, naturally, and it’s all there for the playing.
We don’t push cars on our son, or dolls onto our little girl. She loves cars as does her brother, but she loves her baby dolls more. Her brother?
Well, he sleeps with Matchbox cars under his pillow if that’s any indication of his adoration for them.
As for dolls, he likes to toss them down the stairs, or run around maniacally cackling while dangling one by the toes or something, pretending to torture the baby, which in turn tortures his sister.
Which, obviously, is the whole point.
So. Am I worried that my 19-month-old toddler girl is obsessed with baby dolls? Nope. Except when I think about the first time she asks for or is gifted a Barbie. Just. Ugh. No. The time is near, I know, when I must face such realities, but not yet.
Right now, I’m just going to fawn over the adorableness of my sweet mini-diva doting on her ever-growing array of dollies and baby dolls. Her penchant for plushies also seems to be growing. Which is a new one for me, my son was never into them except for 2 lovies he’s had since birth.
She, on the other hand, wants them all and goes slightly nutters about having as many in her arms with her babies or in her vicinity as possible.
It’s an addiction really, and pretty soon, by the looks of things in her crib, it’s about time for a toddler intervention. Not that I’m actually going to dissuade her from her hardcore love for that of the baby doll and the plush.
Because C U T E. (See below the slideshow for submission details regarding round 2 of #dollcrazed cuteness!)
Who else has a little toddler girl obsessed with her baby dolls? Do you have a cute photo of her doting on them, or surrounded by them? Send them over to me if you’d like to be included in the 2nd edition.
Email your pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org (include a link to your blog or website if you have one!)
***Or: tag your pictures on Instagram with #dollcrazed . My username is: @lepetitreve
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- On My Son’s 1st Crush (He’s 3 years old people!!!)
- Bye Bye Soosie
- Toddlers Re-enact the Oscars, and why that’s the only way I’m watching them
- Who you gonna call? (Ghostbusters HQ Lego Awesome-ness)
- Sometimes I read parenting books. Only sometimes.
- All of the ways in which Toddlers are AWESOME
- Cultivate joy.
- Cultivate stillness.
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