Wednesday, March 18, 2009
When I was growing up, I loved the American Girl books. I read them all, and sometimes I would get the doll catalog in the mail and go through and pick out which one I wanted. I never got one (when it came down to it those dolls were never a priority on my wish list), and I can't say it really mattered to me.
Now, with the American Girl stores, you see more and more girls with these dolls. Go to the Galleria in Dallas, and every other girl is walking around with one. This is totally understandable because there is an American Girl store there. The girls can bring their dolls, get them new clothes, and even have a tea party with them. I am not going to lie...I would totally go sit in the cafe and eat with the dolls.
That being said Mike and I couldn't help but roll our eyes a little bit last night.
Last night Mike and I were at Chili's and two girls (probably about 10 years old) came in with their moms. The girls got their own table across from their moms, but that is fairly common. I noticed that the girls had their AG dolls, and I thought they were cute.
Then, the waiter had to bring two highchairs for their dolls to sit in. Oh, yes siree. High Chairs. At Chili's. Am I the only one that thinks this might be going too far? Now I know that I would probably feel different if my own children were totally into their dolls. I don't know. But the fact that I couldn't even walk through the walkway without scooting past dolls in highchairs just made me laugh.