I went shopping alone tonight. *gasp* I know, can you believe it? My parents took Lydia, my niece and Charmin (their dog) out for a big Christmas-party-tree-lighting-surprise-grandparent-shindig. I don’t know what they did because they wouldn’t tell me but Lydia left wearing this…
(you like the cord in the wall? classy.)
She came home wearing this…
(you like the speaker in the middle of the floor? classy.)
I don’t know what happened during this grandparent outing, but it must have been pretty exciting. They wouldn’t tell me a thing. I guess I’ll have to wait until Christmas.
Now, where was I?
Oh yeah, shopping! Alone! I went to Marshall’s, TJMaxx, World Market, Joann’s and finally Toys R Us. I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve been into Toys R Us since Lydia turned 1. I was hoping to find a cute doll and some doll accessories for her Christmas present. She’s almost 2 and loves to put her stuffed animals to sleep, pretend to cook and otherwise role-play.
I was not impressed. Everything in that store is just…plastic. And it’s all over-the-top. Look at the newest Disney Princess toy this year. I mean, really, is that necessary?
Every doll in there was either wearing a mid-drift, carrying a microphone, draped with plastic jewels or completely scary. I am just afraid of dolls like this:
And this one’s not so bad, but still enough with the plastic!
I really do like these at Pottery Barn Kids.
But sadly, they are no longer available. They do carry some cute “big girl” dolls…
I just want to buy Lydia something that’s a little sweeter than this:
Seriously, am I the only one that sees a problem here?
Any ideas? I want cloth, fabric, felt, yarn or even wood! Just no plastic!! Help me out internets! Point me in the right direction, please.