It really started because I'm a doll collector. Mostly vinyl play dolls. And those kids are always wanting new stuff - accessories, clothes, shoes, furniture. It's like having a couple hundred kids to support. I'm currently thinning my collection and let me tell you, it's hard to let them go. But unless I want to move to a bigger house (that sounds good - can it be where it's cooler?) I have to pick and choose and let go.
Then my thinking evolved and it seemed to just fit my life. First, I have a couple young drama queens in my life - dd (10), and dgd (20) and no, I don't have those ages backwards. After these two my son and dgs are pieces of cake.
Also, I grew up with 4 sisters. Talk about a hormonal nightmare growing up! Nothing more need be said.
Now, I'm helping my mom out a lot. There is 70 years difference between her and my daughter and my arms have stretched out a couple feet from the tug of war between dh, dd, and dmom of who gets my time. Yup, very demanding.
Finally, this is the ugly middle-age menopausal part.
So, now, I'm "the demanding doll" and plan on staying that way for my own sanity's sake!
To all those nice quiet little kids that sit on my shelf - thank you.
Where did you get your blog name from? I'd like to know.
Effanbee baby and My Twinn Cookie
Kish - Mowgli and Hallmark pedal car - he wants (needs) new clothes. See his cute toes on the pedal. Awwww.
More Kish kids - I just love these little ones. They have too many toys. (Ignore bad photography and scrapbook paper background).