Last weekend we went on a bike ride and came upon a small garage sale and found the best deal yet! Two real American Girl dolls for $5 each! Samantha and Kit!
Janey of course, doll lover that she is, gravitated right for them. I thought for sure they couldn’t be real American Girl dolls-who would sell those? But they were! I couldn’t hand over my money fast enough and the lady who sold them to me said her grown daughters would be so happy that they were in the hands of a little girl who would appreciate them.
Samantha has frizzy hair and loose legs (I will probably have to get her restrung?) and Kit (who I’ve always wanted) is in great shape. Both have a few small holes in their fabric torsos where a dumb dog bit them-I am going to stitch them up when I have a moment.
No pain, no gain?
Thanks to a tip from a kind mom, I was told if I soak Samantha’s hair in diluted fabric softener overnight it will help cure her frizzies. It worked pretty well. I came up with that fancy contraption above one afternoon. The funny thing is not one kid (all boys) who used this bathroom asked, “Mom why is there a doll in a bucket upside down on the counter with hair soaking in water?” I honestly don’t even think they noticed.
My mom and I got to laughing so hard-here I am with 1,000 things to do and I am playing with a doll’s hair. After I rinsed her up, I used some bobby pins and rolled her hair into curls and set her in the sun to dry. Because you know, I have nothing else to do. I am feeling a bit insane-it must be some sort of coping technique.
She seems so much happier to me without frizzies. Aren’t we all?
I also wanted to share that I was on Amazon this week (shopping for two birthdays coming up) and wanted to tell you about a few of our favorite toys that I noticed were almost half off for some back-to-school special. The prices were so great!
(all the Zoobs are on sale right now-we have the car designer Zoob set also and the boys love it.)
My kids still play with this-it has earned five stars on Amazon.
But I do have to admit, it’s so fun to buy girl toys once again.
Have a great weekend!