When I did that post, my sister-in-law and one of my nieces tried to convince me that the dolls are high-quality and totally worth the money. This is the same sister-in-law that we visited for Thanksgiving last week. My husband was worried that they'd give us a hard time about our stand on American Girl dolls by leaving catalogs around for our daughter to see. Because that's the way they roll. They're really mean that way!
Just kidding! I know they read this blog, so I had to give then a hard time.
They do have a sense of humor, so I did think we'd get teased about this. But they were on perfect behavior and didn't bring up the dolls once!
However, at the airport for the flight home, I suggested that my hubby buy our daughter a book or magazine to entertain her on the flight. I thought this would buy us some peace on the plane. He agreed and returned with a puzzle book. While my daughter was doing the puzzles, I noticed that the book was published by American Girl and had many tear-out posters of American Girl dolls in it! What was he thinking?
Naturally, my daughter then told us she had something to add to her holiday wish-list. You guessed it! She wants an American Girl doll! What a surprise!
We've actually been struggling on what to buy her for her big gift, so I guess we now know what we'll be buying. My daughter selected a doll she wanted, so I went on the website to order it. Unfortunately, it won't come on time with standard shipping and would cost almost $30 for express shipping. Yikes! It looks like I'm going to have to drive down to the American Girl store on the other side of Los Angeles to get the doll.
Wish me luck!