For the last three years, I've successfully discarded every American Girl Doll catalog that has made it's way to my mailbox.
I've sheltered my impressionable daughter from the phenomenon of a doll that looks kind of like her with matching clothes and pony.
I brought the mail in the other day but didn't go through it right away and to my dismay....this little gem of a catalog was lurking just below my credit card bill and an LUCKY Magazine. Mallory found it and read all of the words she knows on the cover GIRL, STAR and FREE.
I tried to distract her with candy so that I could hide the shiny pages from her but she's too smart for me.
She found so many things that she loved inside and I tried to tell her that the items are very expensive and she should not get too excited. And she should get a job.
She reminded me that Daddy spends lots of money on LEGOS and that she needs to have something that is for her. When did she get so smart?
Then I saw it.
A doll that looked EXACTLY like 5 year old Connie (before my Mom cut all of my hair off) and MY BIKE!! I had that exact bike with the same basket and streamers on the handle bars!
I WANT THAT DOLL AND THAT BIKE!
I guess I better get a job......
Note: The Banana Seat Bike is $100 and backordered until AUGUST 31ST! Also, kids didn't often wear bike helmets in the 1970's. Please wear a helmet whenever YOU ride.