Friday, March 8, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
I went with my daughter in law and granddaughter this week to a newly opened store in Houston, the American Girls doll store. Skye's doll, Molly, went along because she was going to get her hair done - the doll, not the girl! The store was packed with little girls carrying a variety of American Girl dolls. It was a beehive of girls, complete with shrieks and giggles. We watched as the doll was strapped into a miniature salon chair and covered with a shampoo cape. A stylist (one of several) spritzed and brushed out all the tangles that several years of play had created, then braided Molly's hair and tied on new ribbons. I was proud of Skye. The huge store is filled with tantalizing dolls and all their pretty outfits and accessories, everything from teepees to canopy beds and garden tea sets. So many things to ooh and ah over. Skye's mom and I did our share of admiring. But Skye stuck with the budget and left with only the new hairdo for Molly. It was tempting, and maybe someday we will go back. But there is a lesson here for many of us much older than 10 years: delayed gratificaton, sticking to a plan, and enjoying what we can afford without complaining. Good for you, Skye!