Now it may sound weird that the bear has gotten to the ripe old age of 11 months having never owned a doll and she does have doll teddies but we’ve just never gotten her a “proper” doll. Up until now she’s always been more interested in cars and trucks!
However when I picked her up from nursery this week she’d apparently loved playing with the dolls so I thought I’d pop down the toy aisle in out local supermarket to see what she thought. Oh my days she went bonkers for it!
Giggling like mad, all 4 limbs flailing just on seeing the selection. Having made our choice she was clutching hold of the box and giggling before we even got her out.
Deciding that there is no way I will be allowed to put it back on the shelf, emmi came out for a cuddle. And oh boy did she get cuddles! And more cuddles. And more cuddles.
I’m fact, this is where emmi stayed for most of the day.
With a little bit of hand chewing thrown in for good measure! (that second top tooth popped through this week and is giving her issues).
Now this is a pretty long post just for a doll but it made me think of the whole nature vs nurture debate when it comes to children’s toys. Since she’s been born she’s had a steady supply of gender neutral toys, she seems to like care and things with an engine noise and we’ve not particularly bought anything pink when it comes to the big stuff as we’ve purposefully kept it all gender neutral just in case we ever decide baby number 2 is a good idea.
In fact, the only thing she has which is traditionally girlie are her clothes. Therefore this doll was 100% her choice and her preference. Probably for the first time she’s voiced her wants in her own little way (other than choosing what she wants to play with every day!)
I don’t know, it’s probably nothing but as a doting mama that reads something into everything it seems like yet another sign that my baby is growing up and not a baby anymore.