Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Playing With Dolls
When I was growing up, not only was I raised as a boy but, because I kept protesting to everyone that I was girl, my parents policed my behavior and forbid any feminine activities. Obviously, things like dolls were strictly verboten.
If I think about the typical female experiences I didn't have, I get sad. To combat that weltschmerz, I try to re-create those experiences now, even though many say I'm "too old" for them. My attitude is it's never too late to have a happy childhood. I'm not dead yet, so I can do whatever I want. You saw this attitude demonstrated when, on a dare three years ago, I rode my motorcycle wearing a pink tutu. I've decided not to let disapproval or incomprehension by others stop me from pursuing my dreams.
But... I lack information and wondered if you can help. I have a few questions which, if you're kind enough to answer, would provide me with important information I really want to know. Okay?
Is it fun to play with dolls? What, exactly, does it involve? HOW do you play with dolls? Is having a playmate better than being alone? How many dolls did you have as a child? What kind were they? Barbies? Bratz? When did you stop playing with dolls?
Thank you for your help.