Giving in

I'm not what you would call an American Girl Doll fan. I think they're overmarketed, overpriced and overmaterialistic. But here I am, about to get one for The Pea, after all the negative things I've said about them. How the mighty have fallen. Mattel must be laughing all the way to the bank.

I do remember saying that I wasn't closing the door on buying her one of these dolls. But I didn't expect to cave in so soon. The Pea seems to have called my bluff. I told her she has to read the books and get to know the characters, and she has. I told her no extra clothes, those and they're coming from Target, and she's fine with that. She's even willing to pay for part of the doll with her life savings of $40 (I don't have the heart to make her do that, though). She says there is nothing else she wants. With that kind of dedication, how could I resist? Now here I am, swallowing my reservations and giving in.

So if anyone out there has an American Girl coupon code for $10 off or free shipping or whatever, please leave a comment and share it with me. It'll help wash down this piece of humble pie that I am eating, and make it a little bit easier to swallow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Care to share a slice of that humble pie? I don't hate them but I just really didn't want to get caught up in the machine. We just had two stores open up here and every time I see a little girl walking around with one of those demonic things I want to punch myself in the face just so that I can feel something other than utter dread....Oh wait. I guess I do hate them. LOL Not the dolls, themselves, just what they represent. In any case, Elle told me yesterday she wants one for Christmas. And she's serious. What's a Mom to do?

So, about that humble pie? Care to share? I'll bring the coffee. LOL