How To Repair Dolls Hair
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How to Repair Doll's Hair

My girls can be quite rough with their toys. Majority of their dolls are stripped naked within hours of them being purchased and they then proceed to brush the doll’s hair until it fluffs out and knots.

I decided to try to ‘help’ restore these previous fashionistas to their former glory by attempting to repair their hair … think salon experience, but for dolls.  Continue reading “How to Repair Doll's Hair”

When Your Kids Hurt Your Feelings
motherhood, Parenting, Stay-at-home-mom

When Your Kids Hurt Your Feelings

Today, my youngest child hurt my feelings, and I was not ready for it. I don’t believe this topic was covered in the ‘what to expect when you’re expecting’ handbook, or did I miss the chapter on ‘How To Be An Adult When Your Kids Hurt Your Feelings?’

For the past 10 days I have been working on fancy dress costumes for the girls. Their Catholic school celebrates Shrove Tuesday every year by having a fancy-dress day. Each year or class gets their own theme, and then the older years run a contest to determine a winner. For the younger kids (pre-school), it’s not supposed to be a big competition but it inevitably becomes on.

Competitive parents – need I say more? That’s a post for another day!

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Parenting, Stay-at-home-mom

The Great Wash of 2016 

No, not for me, or for the girls, but for the dollys, Barbies, Tinkerbells and all their  friends. 

The younger child and I, mostly I, spent time cleaning out the toy boxes this morning. For the record – kids are gross! 
We have a whole crate of dollys that are all in serious need of a wash, make-over (most were naked), and a well-deserved trip to the hairdresser. Also included in the “Great Wash of 2016” were all the various Tea Cup & kitchen equipment sets. I’m seriously considering supplying family with Alistair of things NOT to buy the girls for the next 12 months at least. On it would be: 

  • Books – see yesterday’s post. 
  • Barbie Dolls
  • Colouring books
  • Tea Sets
  • Puzzles

They really are so spoilt! 

I know I saw a ‘how to do it’ instruction video showing the correct way to wash a dolls hair but for the life of me, I can’t find it. If anyone has any tips on this, please share. It was something about using fabric softener. 

Anyway, the wash has been a long time coming, poor chicks. I almost feel a sense of cleanliness myself.