I’ve always hated playing with dolls. Even when I was a child I hated it. Which is why I gravitated towards playing with boys. I wanted to be active not passive. I loved climbing on fences and roofs and trees. When I had 3 girls I felt ever so slightly insulted. Like how was I to effectively teach a girl to be a girl? I truly felt I lacked the skills.
So to say that I disliked playing dolls with them is an understatement. I did it. I’ve done it for 15 years. Never liked it. Lol. But yesterday I dressed Prince Charming in a dress and paraded him around. At first my 5 year old was correcting me. “Mommy, boys don’t wear dresses.” By the end of it she was helping find him dresses. Her doll did opt to marry another boy though. Which is fine, but for the first time I found playing dolls tolerable. Lol