Both of my granddaughters who have blue eyes and blond hair have the Truly Me Doll who looks like them
My North Carolina granddaughter celebrated her seventh birthday with an adventure surrounding the new American Girl Doll Store in Charlotte, NC. For those of you who do not live in the American Girl world, this is probably the most popular doll phenomenon for young girls since Barbie. And much more expensive.
The birthday weekend was a family event starting with an American Girl package at the Renaissance South Park Hotel. Both granddaughters and their dolls checked in at a special pink table and were given keys to their room as well as crowns and wands. Pink milk and cookies arrived later.
The hotel rooms had pink sheets and towels, take home beds for the dolls, pink robes for the girls and dolls and a pink bean bag chair. I am talking Pepto Bismol pink!
The next morning we were first in line for the store to open to get the coveted hair and spa appointments for their dolls.
Patiently waiting for the store to open.
The most coveted time in the store besides shopping is the hair and salon appointment for the doll. Gabby, the birthday girl’s doll, sat in the salon chair, was cleaned, had her ears pierced and then had her hair braided and adorned with ribbons.
Doll Gabby during her hair and salon appointment
Finally, there was shopping, shopping, and more shopping, another doll for one little girl and lots of clothes and accessories for the other. A favorite is the matching girl and doll outfits. Fathers and grandfathers just shake their heads and give in. This place is a grandmother’s paradise and mothers know it. This grandmother is now poor, exhausted, and happy with the expression on her granddaughters’ faces.
Smiles of satisfaction after contributing to the US economy.