As we think back to our younger years, many of us can definitely remember the first doll that grew up together with us. It is hard to forget your first, favorite doll that you took with you everywhere – to the malls or to the bathroom. In fact, there is a high possibility that you still have that doll (though it may not be in a mint condition now)!
Society forces us to grow up too fast. We started off with preschool and before we know it we are graduating from high school or college. Playing has to be put aside and daily tasks like chores and homework took its place, but in those quiet moments alone we have our own favorite toys and one of those most popular toys is the doll.
Dolls and Little Girls
Girls are more likely to like dolls because they tend to see or relate themselves through them. They love having a friend whom they can be close with and they have that maternal instinct to have someone to take care of. Girls also tend to mimic what they see their moms doing – taking care of younger siblings, and gravitate to that same behavior.
When a girl is given her first doll, most times there is instantaneous love if it is one that she really likes. She will take that doll everywhere, including the dinner table and to the toilet (when she bathes or brushes her teeth). If you peek in on your little girl at night, most likely she will be sleeping and tugged together with her favorite doll!
Dolls and Teenage Girls
The teenage years are a trying period. It is a time of transition where a girl is not a youngster and not an adult – it is an awkward period. Teenage girls begin getting into makeup, music, and boys. Toys are slowly being replaced with mobile /smartphones as well as computers.
But dig deep in that closet and you will find a doll. Yes, even teenage girls, despite how grown-up they want to be, they still hold tight to their childhood years with their favorite doll or dolls. Many girls even have a collection of dolls that they would never part with.
Should girls get rid of their dolls now that they are older? No. What is wrong with loving a childhood memory? Absolutely nothing!
Dolls and Adult Women
As an adult woman, you may have relinquished your doll collection or favorite doll, but maybe not. Maybe you have held onto it for the memories or to pass it on to your own daughter. There is no right or wrong age to have a doll.
A doll represents our past and how we have turned into a strong woman. There is no age limit, because dolls have no age limit. Dolls represent the innocence of childhood. This is something that cannot be replaced and should not be the case as well!
So is there really an age when you are too old for toy dolls? No. There is no rule that if you are 40, 50, or 80 that you cannot have a toy doll. Dolls are made to be special – there is a simple bond that attracts women to dolls.
It is okay if you still have your doll collection or if you go to the store and decide to buy yourself a doll. There must be something in the doll that brings you good memories, and there is nothing wrong with that. What makes you happy is what is the most important.