We’re getting ready for a yard sale in May, and last night, I sorted through items and priced them. Of course, I had to ask the kids about some of the items I had pulled. Tori was good about everything but some DVDs. She had a cow when we asked her to look at those and go through them. The tears flowed, too much, so I told her to leave it be. She could keep them all. She settled down, and before I knew it, she had gone through her collection of videos and pulled some really old ones that she had no desire to see. Then she was off and running, helping me to separate all of the toys into bags and price them.
In spite of her occasional meltdowns, Tori has really blossomed this year. She is a bit ahead at school and is starting to move into older things. Her current favorite is Monster High. The dolls resemble Barbie dolls in size but come from monsters, like Dracula and Frankenstein, hence Draculaura and Frankie Stein. Her favorite is Laguna Blue, daughter of a sea monster. She also likes Ghoulia Yelps, a zombie who does not talk. She has several of the dolls, plus the school. She has also turned her dollhouse-shaped bookshelf into a Monster High home, complete with Abby Abominable’s bed.
As for the LaLaLoopsys, well, they have kind of been put on the back burner. We are not sure if she has tired of them and is past them, or will return to them this summer. She has them all still, many undressed, so maybe one day she will play with them and her Loving Family dollhouses again.