This past weekend we traveled from PA to New York City to celebrate one of my daughter’s oldest friends birthday at American Girl Place. This was probably our fourth visit and every time we go, it feels like the first. While I am not a “toy mom” and reserve these items for birthdays and holidays – I simply step into into American Girl Place and all sensibility evaporates. My daughter’s dolls probably have more shoes collectively than I do, and in a bizarre way, I am fine with that. Even though they never seem to be wearing them. I completely eat the bait, and willingly.
These girls are always giggling
The founders are truly brilliant. They have thought of everything. They have our buy in as parents because the dolls are wholesome, and educational with the historical fiction element. They teach values in the story lines, and then everything in the store is so darn cute.
“Face your brave moments with your heart as your compass” – Yep, eating it up.
See what I mean – how cute is the lacrosse outfit??
The doll hospital…
And then the books, and DVDs and accessories. Over the top? Absolutely. Do I love it? Absolutely. The girls ran from display to display taking in the clothes, the dolls, the clothes, the dolls.
They made their selections carefully and were the proud owners of a cello (my oldest for her doll Kit) and a wheelchair (for my youngest daughter’s Julie). You know you are getting older when they make a historical doll dating from the time you were a child.
My son even made it through brunch, and then left for the Nintendo World store. He is such a trooper, and awesome brother.
My son, notice the dapper daisy
Who else has been to the American Girl Place? I would love to get to Chicago. I hear they have shows. Lucky Chicago!
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