No matter how many pretty shoes I have purchased for Dolly she is completely obsessed by Crocs.
Last summer Crocs had instigated many a toddler argument between Dolly and her friends when her little friends have witnessed Dolly trying on their precious Crocs.
Dolly has one little friend who we call “biter”, no need to explain why and she is definitely not a toddler that Dolly wants to upset by trying on her Crocs.
I knew then it was time I gave in and purchased Dolly her very own pair of Crocs. Last summer there were days when I would like to team her outfit with a pair of sandals, I was shocked how opinionated a young toddler can be over wearing Crocs.
Crocs still continue to cause many a debate in our household. Whether it is now Dolly’s friends who take a shine to her colour of Crocs instead of their own or her friends who like to tease her by running away with her crocs or me trying to explain that they are not an appropriate choice of footwear in the depths of winter.
I will still buy some nice sandals for her this summer in hope it’s a passing phase which I am almost certain it is not.
Dolly in general is a well-behaved and happy child. However I don’t know what happens to her when it comes to shopping. On the very rare occasion I take Dolly clothes shopping with me to one store, as soon as she enters the shop door my child transforms into a someone I don’t know.
As I am browsing the clothes I then witness Dolly running around with statically charged hair after hiding in among the clothes.
I discover parts of the shop I would never have seen had it not been for chasing Dolly around.
Once we manage to get into a changing room without her trying to take her clothes and shoes off, just as I am trying a garment on she announces she really needs to go to the toilet.
You know it must be really bad when my very patient mother hands Dolly over to me and tells me that she can no longer handle the situation !!
Usually I find clothing for dolly on the internet but by the time I have found something I really like it has usually sold out in her size.
For once I found a dress I liked in her size and by luck it had been launched that day in the U.K. I was so happy I actually managed to purchase something I wanted in her size. So much so I was really pathetic and went back to look at the website that afternoon to see if it had sold out which it had (trying to contain my excitement!!). For once I had been lucky with my internet shopping. Will probably have to wait another couple of years for that to happen again!!
I can only hope now that the dress fits Dolly once it arrives in the post. Wish me luck…