For as long back as I can remember, my mom bought my sister and I one doll a piece for Christmas. One special doll a year. I suppose every mom wants her daughters to play "mommy" and love their "babies". And my mom gave it the best try for YEARS. My sister and I would roll our eyes but looking back on it, I love my mom for wanting us to have our own special babies.
For what it is worth, my sister and I did become Mommies but both of us are the working parents in our families (by choice) and neither of us learned to cook (also, by choice).
Some gender tendencies stick and others simply wash away!
Anyhow, my mother's patience and trying has paid off for my sweet niece Lorelli loves dolls.
American Girl dolls to be specific.
Or so I'm told.
She was frightened off by all the freaky dolls!!