When I got you all home I was so excited I could barely stand it. Waiting for the time my girl would come home and squeal with delight over these lovelies! I pick my Maddie up from school, tell her of a surprise when we get home. She is getting anxious. I'm extremely giddy. We get home, she finally gets in to see them...and... who the hell cares. You would think I would have gotten a small little jump of glee. I got a "thank you" with a smile. She kinda played with them and ran outside. It was a non-event.
That's the thing about moms. We fall for the hype. We are easily excited about "girly" things. Loving the princesses is a given, right? Its not my girls fault that she could care less about a bunch of princesses. The only Disney movie she ever really watched was Tinker Bell. So why would she care about these dolls? She likes the idea of princesses, she knows them because of her friends. But give her a polly pocket or random stuffed animal and she is in heaven.
Non-events like this, is why I love thrifting. If I would have spent $19.50 a piece on these things I would have cried. Since I spent next to nothing, it only hurt my pride and not my pocket book. Now, I get to resell them at a Kids Closet Connection sale. They are similar to your church resales. I've done both sales in the past. This year, this is the one who caught my attention first. So it's time to purge all my non-event toys and clothes that my boy has worn once and out grew, and clothes Maddie has finally out grown.