For my oldest daughter’s first Christmas, my best friend sent her a beautiful Asian baby doll from Corolle. Ladybug grew to love this 12 inch baby doll we dubbed Mei Mei, which means “little sister” in Mandarin. To this day, Ladybug, a tomboy who likes Spiderman and Lightening Mc Queen, sleeps with this doll every night.
When we started watching Bumblebee, long before the adoption was a reality, she also fell in love with the well-worn Baby Mei Mei. Even though there were many babies to choose from in our home, Mei Mei was the source of struggle between the two girls. This past Christmas, I ordered two dolls for Bumblebee on-line. One was a blonde haired blue-eyed doll with braids who resembled Bumblebee , and the other was the same Asian baby doll.
To this day, the blue-eyed baby doll remains in pristine condition in a toy box, whereas the Asian baby doll is in good need of a bath.
Love is messy.
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The inspiration for this post was found at It Feels Like Chaos‘ s photo of her little girl with her babydoll.