Well, after my Girl Scout cookie post yesterday, I started getting really nostalgic. Which meant it was time to pull out the blanket I’ve had since I was born (and brought to college with me) and look at pictures of my tiny self. One of them prominently featured my favorite childhood toy, my American Girl doll Kristen. I got her for Christmas when I was 10 years old, and she was my pride and joy. One time my sister (then 6) ‘played spa’ with her and took out her French braids and painted her nails and I didn’t talk to her for a week. Which, if you know how much I like to talk, is saying something.
Since I didn’t bring Kristen with me to college, choosing instead to let her keep watch over my childhood room at home, I decided to stalk the American Girl doll website like an normal 20-year-old the day before her first day of winter semester should. And, guys – I was surprised at how many American Girl Dolls there are that I didn’t know about and how many have been ‘retired to the vaults’. Here are the current American Girl Dolls, and I’m sad that most of my favorites (Kristen, Samantha and Felicity) are gone from the line up. And don’t even get me started on this ‘Girl of the Year’ business. Let’s just say I miss being young.
Did you have an American Girl doll? Were you ever as psyched to get the American Girl catalog as I was? Which doll’s historical time period is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!