I know I am not the only mother to think this.
I might be one of the few who is in the pink aisle for her little boy and frustrated that she can’t find anything there aimed a little more towards boys or at least a more gender neutral setting.
After weeks of searching for a cheaper way to fulfill my little man’s dream of owning an American Girl Doll, I succeeded. Ebay and Craigslist were a bust when I discovered that people wanted close to full sticker price on used and beat up dolls. A solid, old fashioned, baby doll without a fancy brand name that fit the bill was very nearly one. I was about to give up that search when I found a doll that fit all the requirements Sasha laid out and had a classic face so could pass. For $10! The only one I’ve seen to date.
I snatched it and a few accessories (diapers, bottles, fake food, etc. ) that were to scale for an additional $8. I felt like a winner.
Now, however, I was trying to find something apparently no one ever thought of. Clothes that are NOT pink and ruffled and maybe a stroller or doll bed that is NOT pink without being ridiculously priced. Sasha has already determined that this is a little BOY doll. That his name is Justin. And has recently become very aware of the gender stereotype that blue is for boys, pink is for girls.
I know that Sasha will not accept pink or purple for his little boy or himself.
So now that I’ve saved money on the doll, I felt like I should be able to get a few extras so he could actually PLAY at being a daddy (I am donating a neck pillow to the cause as a dolly boppy). Why do manufacturers make it so hard??? I want to buy things! Why do you not make them!?!?!