Now there are so many characters I couldn’t keep track of them, but the ones that were in my catalogue were Felicity, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, and Molly. I guess that’s why no matter how many more dolls are added to the collection, those five will always be my idea of the American Girls.
But the dolls cost $80, and clothes, furniture, and accessories cost more than what I spend on myself (true to this day!). I knew there was no way that Mom would ever spend $100 on a doll, so I never bothered to ask (yes, even as a kid I was realistic), but I loved that catalogue. I think I’ve gotten more joy out of flipping the pages, and looking at the pictures, and making up stories in my head that I could’ve with an actual doll (or at least that’s what I kept telling myself…).
I actually considered ordering a catalogue now, just for a walk down memory lane. But I refrained. I mean, it’s not like I want to PLAY WITH DOLLS at my age. You know, now that I’m an adult and all.
(On second thought, I’m just tryin’ to keep the child in me alive.)