With Mother’s Day fast approaching I have been thinking about my relationship with my late mother and my life with own children and even my sister. My daughter wasn’t much of a doll girl, she used her dog to play dress up. But my mom and dad worked hard to ensure that my sister and I had our dollies. In all honesty I didn’t play with my dolls, I designed and built them homes and decorated them.
But at a younger age my sister and I both had these really nifty home made dolls that were actually two dolls! They were handmade by a lady thru our church [I think] and they were multi-cultural too – now, this was back in the late 60s so I think that is worth noting. Anway, the dolls were super well made and had a double lined dress of two varying fabrics and the skirt would cover one of the dolls body, arms and face, but when you flipped her over, a whole new doll would appear. Both dolls had braided yarn hair.
My favorite doll was one I received at Christmas when I was quite young. Couldn’t believe that Santa brought her to me! It was battery operated so that when I placed a spoon at her mouth she would “chew.” When fed a bottle of water, she would wee – now isn’t that fun!
Anyway this all led me to Dolls For Daughters, a Denver non-profit that collects new dolls to share with girls at the holidays who would otherwise not receive a gift. Super organization – read more at http://www.dollsfordaughters.com.
Join us in celebrating Mother’s Day by giving to others! It is so easy and fun. Ladies, go pick out a cute dolly and come by Rejuvanest on Sunday May 2 1-4, drop off your doll, have some refreshments. Challenge your friends too. Simple!