We were walking through a department store. It was a few days before Christmas and I was feeling rather tired and stressed. I did
all of my Christmas shopping the week before, or at least I thought. That morning I found out that we were having another guest for
Christmas dinner. I wasn't ready for it and I needed to find him a gift.
My daughter, 10 years old at the time, asked if we could
go to toys. I wasn't enthusiastic but complied. When we got to toys, she went to dolls. I hadn't seen her touch a doll in a while
but she picked one up and asked, "Can we get this?" "No, but maybe Santa will get it for you," I said. "I want it now!" she said.
I continued to say no as she continued to beg for it. I know itís not good parenting, but being so tired, I gave in. "Fine! Put it
in the cart." She thanked me and I felt like a bad mother being such a pushover.
She then told me she need wrapping paper too.
I was suddenly confused. "Why do you need wrapping paper right now?" I asked. She then held up a little folded tag. I picked up the
tag and started to read it.
"I want to put it under the tree," she responded. The tag said "baby doll-Cathryn" My daughter had picked
a tag off the charity gift tree at the front of the store without my knowledge. She was getting the doll for someone she'd never even
met before. I leaned down and hugged my daughter. The one that should be teaching me how to be a more giving person at times. I
was all too caught up in my being tired and didnít even notice. We wrapped the present together, placed it under the tree together
and this memory is a gift we both cherish!
For this showcase, we have chosen to feature, Fairy Girl With Wings. Many framing and matting options are available. For this look, select Gold Michelangelo framing with Faux Silk Cream matting. This Art Gifting selection is made available by our friends at Art.com!
Each doll in this Disney Princesses set comes dressed in their beautiful, movie inspired outfit, with signature accessories to complement their look. Play out magical fairy tale moments and scenes. This beautiful selection is made available by our friends at Toys R Us!
Barbie is a global icon inspiring girls everywhere to be anything. From her 180 careers, to her fantasy roles and her countless fashions and accessories, Barbie has always offered girls choices and endless storytelling possibilities. Find fabulous playsets made available by our freinds at Mattel!
Thoughtfully crafted, classically inspired and award winning; KidKraft makes dollhouses to inspire the biggest imaginations. With so many choices, it's difficult to decide on just one. Find and exquisite selection made available by our friends at Target!
A well known favorite among moms, Corolle offers different size dolls with sleeping eyes to mirror these developmental stages, as well as many baby doll accessories and fashions that are easy to put on and take off. This wonderful collection of Corelle Dolls is made available by our friends at Magic Beans!
Your sweet one will love every moment with the Baby Alive doll. There's many ways to play with the Baby Go Bye Bye doll! Better keep an eye on her because she crawls and talks. Wow, watch her go! This interactive selection is made available by our friends at Walmart!
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