Thursday, 15 January 2015

The visitors!

We have had two grandchildren staying with us for a few day, Miss 8 and Miss 6...they bought their dolls and I bought them one each, so many hours was spent playing with the dolls.

I asked myself, how do you play with dolls, exactly what do you do?
Watching the two girls, imagination is the key!

Hands, part arms, clothes, shoes, dresses, earrings, necklaces all get pulled or taken off.  The hair, well that's another issue - it was, 'Nan or Nanny, would you like to play'?  Method in this was, 'can you do the hair please, Nan'? Of course I just loved this, so out came the brush, the hairbands and my fingers were working making ponytails, plaits and so on.
Then the three of us 'played dolls', pretending to be dolls we talked differently, asked questions with the imagination running riot, it was enjoyed with great laughter and many smiles, and lots of hugs.



Photos taken with my phone.

26 comments:

  1. How delightful to play with the girls and their dolls. Been a while, right?

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    1. It's the first time I have played with them and their dolls :)

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  2. Dolls are much different now. In my day they tended to be babies dressed in suitable attire, now they look like trendy young girls.

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    1. Dolls were very different years ago, but things change as do the dolls.

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  3. Oh M this brought back so many memories of playing dolls with my girls I miss that. Enjoy and have fun. HUGS HUGS xoG

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    1. Oh, you know because I had sons, this is the first time I have had the opportunity to play with dolls with my grandchildren. Hugs M xox

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  4. I know how to play with dolls, it's my grandson's superhero figures that I have trouble with! They try to coach me but I'm hopeless. Have fun!

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    1. Oh I had to play with those with my sons when they were younger, it's much harder to that than it is to play with dolls :)

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  5. Dolls look very different to how I remember them. A treasured moment for you before interest in dolls may be lost.

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    1. I should image it won't be long and the dolls with the girls will be a thing of the past.

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  6. Margaret the dools are the same in fashion now. But my daughetr is 16 so he doesn't play

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  7. glad you are enjoying your time with your grand daughters and their dolls. like your other comments i can't help but notice how dolls have changed. certainly when i was young and even my daughter. i only had two dolls. one was named susan and i can't remember what the other one's name was. so long ago :)

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    1. Dolls sure have changed a great deal over the years.
      I can only remember having one doll, but I guess I had more.

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  8. I have always been one to make the toys talk to my daughters and now my grandchildren and yes they love it

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  9. Better than playing with imaginary friends, now that will be creepy LOL !

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  10. That's quite a collection of dolls Miss 6 and Miss 8 own. :-)

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  11. I'm one of those members of the Barbie generation. I haven't played Bratz dolls but I think they look cool. :D

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    1. They are different. The girls have a few barbie dolls too.

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