I’m sitting here, looking online at underwear for a doll that costs more than the underwear I buy for myself.
Why? Because it’s an American Girl doll. And my daughter needed one, because all of her friends have them and she got left out when they play with them. And I’m a sucker.
But really….why are these dolls so expensive? And why are their accessories so expensive? It’s a doll. You wouldn’t have caught me playing with a doll at 11 years old.
And….why do these dolls have an almost cult-like following? Especially among adults? That’s right, adults. I was browsing a forum this morning where people were selling dolls and accessories and one person had listed a doll for sale because she had not “bonded” with the doll. What?!? This is not a child or a dog. It’s a doll.
And then….Katrina and I were at Target this weekend and I offered to buy her an outfit for her AG doll. Of course, the outfits were in the aisle with the knock-off dolls….and she tells me that she would have been happy with one of those. And then I seriously wanted to kick myself.
I just don’t get it. At that age I was watching Star Trek and making a to-scale model of the solar system on the ceiling in my bedroom.
Although I did see someone selling a ST:TOS uniform for these dolls the other day…..