January 2012 – This Christmas, all S wanted was a doll. Not just any doll. A Maplelea doll. Saila. Lucky girl that she is, Santa made her wish come true. Honestly, at her age, I was doubtful about the doll. I’m so glad to say my worries were for naught. That doll is not just a doll. She is S’s constant companion. She even received a special backpack in which she can carry Saila and all of her belongings. Very handy for taking Saila along on family outings, even bikerides!
I love how she absorbs every detail about Saila’s and the other Maplelea girls’ lives. You see, each doll comes with a journal “written” by the doll and subsequently purchased outfits come with journal pages (some blank ones for your girl and some pre-written ones from their girl). I love how she writes in the journal faithfully each night before she goes to sleep. I love how she and Saila wear matching outfits whenever they can. But what I really, really love is that my little girl is still a little girl.
© Kiki Yee, 2012