Dolls are never a toy that i acquired as a child. I came from a big family and actually spent most of my childhood playing in the street with the other local kids. Maybe that is why my Mum always assumed i was a tom boy? The options from being in the fresh air were endless. Tree climbing, fishing, football.
I honestly do not remember having toys in our house when i was small.
My Daughter on the other hand is a completely different character to what i obviously was.
Olivia loves to stay home and play. I have to literally force her out of the door most days for fresh air. And because she has four aunties, two sets of grandparents, a sister and close cousins she is very lucky to be given lots of lovely toys and have endless play mates. So i understand why she would rather stay home in the winter.
In a few weeks Olivia will be starting Pre school and i have spent more time just watching her play and interact with her toys recently. Olivia was given her first ever Dolly for Christmas (It seems she asked everyone for the same present!). Olivia is very caring towards her dollies and shows them a lot of affection. I am hoping this is a result of good parenting!
Today Olivia invited me to dolls school…