Dear Santa: I Want the Chocolate + Vanilla Blythe dolls

I’m going to start this post off by stating that this is a “here’s what not to do” list for any Mama out there who can’t afford to buy her kid Blythe dolls. These are the step by step mistakes that I made this past year, which led to me having to part with $180 for my not quite 4 year old’s Christmas present. It’s kinda like the book If You Give A Mouse A Cookie in the sense that what seems innocent at first turns into a snowball effect.

Mistake #1: If you buy your kid any of the Littlest Pet Shop Blythe dolls she’s going to fall in love with them and ask you questions about them.
Mistake #2: This will lead to you stupidly going to Ebay and showing your child pictures of the original 1972 Kenner Blythe dolls, which of course she falls in love with. After you explain to her that these vintage Blythe dolls go for $1500 – $3000 and they are not for 3 year olds to play with, she will start to cry “because she really, really likes them.”

Mistake #3: Of course you feel bad, so you decide to go on Flickr to show her pretty pictures of all of the Neo Blythe dolls by Takara Tomy in Japan and you tell her that these ones cost less money but are still expensive. You sit together at bedtime looking at all the pretty pictures of the Blythe dolls instead of reading a storybook, and with each picture that you look at together, she gets more excited about them and more obsessed. You start to realize that you’ve opened up a can of worms, but it’s too late. You decide to go to Ebay once more to see what’s the lowest price a Neo Blythe doll goes for.

Mistake #4: Lo and behold, you can “buy it now” a set of 2 Blythe dolls called Simply Vanilla + Simply Chocolate for the price of one. They cost $150 plus $30 for shipping and you get kinda excited and forget who you’re talking to and go “look Mia, these two come together.” and then it’s all over for you, at that point you’ve already put your own foot in your mouth and there is nothing left to do except listen to your daughter talk about “the chocolate and vanilla Blythe dolls” for the next 6 months. And she is a smart little one, she knows that if all she ever asks for is those dolls when anybody asks her what she wants for christmas that she is bound to get them. She even words it right so that you feel obligated to get them because you don’t want to break her little heart. She says “all I want for christmas is the chocolate and vanilla blythe dolls, I’m not going to ask santa for anything else because those are what I really want the most.” She even asked me to write a letter to Santa for her and on the letter she drew a picture of the dolls. Here is what she asked me to write:
“Dear Santa,
Please bring me the chocolate + vanilla Blythe dolls for christmas and please make sure you go to the right house. I’ve been trying to be a good girl so you will bring them. Make sure you drink the milk and cookies.
love, Mia”

Mistake #5: The dolls arrived today. Both my parents, the mister and I all chipped in to pay for them together. I don’t know if it’s a mistake or not but I couldn’t bare the thought of my little girl being dissapointed that santa ignored her letter and got her something else instead. So, that will be all she’s getting for christmas in the toy department. I did also get her 2 sweater dresses, 2 pairs of knit tights from H+M, and a cozy pair of slippers but that’s it…i’m done.
What would you have done if you put yourself in the same situation? do you think i’m crazy? i’d like to know and won’t be offended, I have a sense of humor I swear.


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