Hello! I hope you all are having an amazing week! Today I want to talk about the ages of my American Girl dolls and why I choose to keep them young. Also, enjoy a photoshoot of Kit!
First I want to say that I have nothing against people who make their AG dolls to be teens and/or adults. Seriously, they can do whatever they want. I’m totally cool with it. 🙂 I’m just here to tell you all why I choose not to do that for my collection. This isn’t often talked about in the doll blogging world, so I hope if you are struggling to decide what ages to give your dolls, this can help.
So firstly, I just didn’t want to stray too much from the age they were “meant” to be. The company of AG generally designates their dolls to be around the age of ten. My dolls stick pretty close to that pattern, my age ranges for them being from only 9-12 “years-old.” I do realize that some of my dolls are more mature so I gave myself at least a small range of ages to go by. The stuff AG sells is geared toward the dolls being kids anyway, so it is easier.
Following that fact, I did not think my girl dolls looked like teenagers or adults. They are not built like barbies. Like I said earlier, they are built to be little girls. It is different when they are adults etc. in one of my photo stories. I view that as basically “kids” in a “play.” They are not really that old, just pretending to be. Since dolls cannot “age” as humans do, my dolls do not change “ages” every year.
Also, I think of my AG dolls as cute, as little girls would be. Some like to think of them more as fashion models. I just don’t. When dolls are customized with make-up (although really pretty) it kind of ruins their cuteness for me, which I prefer over the stylishness.
I prefer that because, being a teenager, my AG dolls are somethings that allow me to hang onto the innocence of childhood.
As one of my favorite Ninjas, Jay, from Ninjago would say, “It makes me feel young. Deal with it.” Especially, with the new boy dolls coming out in recent years, I want to maintain the fact that my dolls are kids, so I will not be sucked into the trap of continuous boyfriend/girlfriend play. My AG dolls are some of the only toys I can run to that exude complete innocence and inspire adventure in me.
What do you think? What is the youngest and oldest age your dolls are currently? Why do you decide to give your dolls the ages you do? I’d really love to hear your opinions in the comments! If you enjoyed this gathering of thoughts, I’d appreciate you liking this post! <3 Bye, for now, everyone!