20 years ago our oldest daughter started receiving some "Barbie" dolls. They were a popular gift and she acquired many.
10 years ago our youngest daughter also started getting quite the collection of dolls....plus she inherited her sister's suitcase full.
For the past few years we have had the "Barbie House" and too many dolls set up down in the laundry room, but they were mainly just collecting dust.
I mentioned to the girls they should sort though the mountain of dolls and clothes and decide what they would like to keep and the rest will be "adopted out". Well....Oldest Daughter didn't hesitate to tell me she didn't want anything except some little Quints she had when she was younger.
I dreaded to think what Youngest Daughter would deem worthy of preserving because she tends to have a hard time parting with sentimental things. I invisioned all 4 suitcases overflowing with every little doll shoe and article she ever played with.
She surprised me.
I think she surprised herself.
I was pleased she wanted to keep the tiny little dolls that I special ordered crocheted clothing for one Christmas....
But it was a sad moment for me as I watched her easily close the latch on only one suitcase of dolls.
Part of her childhood....packed away.....where did the time go?
Now to take care of the rest of the dolls before she changes her mind!!!