QOTW: How hard is it for you to let go?

Written on July 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

I have a confession to make. I’ve only ever let one Blythe go from my house and sometimes I don’t think it really counts because she stayed in her box from the moment she arrived to the moment she left. ‘She’ being a NRFB Fancy Pansy. She arrived in October 2010 and I didn’t sell her until this year. Yes, she remained in her box in my house for over a year. But she arrived at a bad time (during midterms) and then after midterms it was papers and finals and I just kind of… tucked her away. She remained ‘tucked away’ (out of sight, out of mind) until I listed her up on Blythe Kingdom.

254/365 - Still in there, eh?

I think I have a bit of a problem with my dolls. It’s very difficult for me to part with them. I think the reason I was able to party with Fancy Pansy was because I hadn’t named her, dressed her, played with her, had her out with the rest of the dolls on my desk. If you point to any of my dolls right now, I have a very good reason for why she should be kept. Some people don’t have an emotional attachment (or as much as mine) to their dolls; others have dolls moving in and out so they see them more as visitors. I look and my dolls and I see the happy memories attached to them. I think it’ll have to be at the point when I stop seeing the happy memories that I’ll be able to let go of one of them.

How hard is it to for you to let go of a doll?

6 Responses to “QOTW: How hard is it for you to let go?”

  1. Heather AKA @littlebearries

    For me, it depends on the type of doll.

    It’s pretty much impossible for me to let a Pure Neemo go… and I suspect they’re a lot like Blythe, in that their variations are much more minor, and aesthetic… because when it comes to dolls like resin BJDs, I have no trouble letting some of them go… and I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that you don’t actually know what you’re getting until you’ve got it.

    With Blythe, you pretty much know how body and head are going to operate… with bjds, from varying companies… it’s a real gauntlet of quality!! Not to mention that pictures can be deceptive!!!

    So… for my Pure Neemo (which I equate more to Blythe, as in, I know exactly what I’m getting) I find it VERY hard to let them go… but with resin bjds… it’s much easier, since unless it’s a company I’m very familiar with, I’m never sure what I’m getting!!!

  2. Nancy says:

    I can’t imagine letting one of my girls go. Like you each of my dolls has memories attached to them, as well as individual personalities. Even the girls that I’m not as fond of still have their special place.

  3. Kelly says:

    Lol, I look at my girls and imagine that they would actually be sad if I chose to send them to someone else. Is that weird? I spend alot of time choosing my girls (I only have 4 Neos) I agree it would likely be easier if I’d never opened it to let it go, because once they are out of the box their personality comes alive. I am weird… Lol

  4. Pief AKA @pedrofanti

    I don’t know the feeling since I only have 2 and I wouldn’t let those ones go <3

  5. Jane AKA @maidensuit

    I’ve only ever let one girl (Tailor Gibson) go and I felt really really bad and guilty about it! I just didn’t bond with her for whatever reason. I didn’t get her NRFB and it might have been because I didn’t get to have that thorough de-boxing process I’ve had with my other girls that I really treasure as good memories of “meeting” the doll, or it might’ve just been that she wasn’t my style even though I like her from afar and I love seeing TGs on Flickr and stuff. Still, I felt pretty guilty letting her go. She went to a good home so that did help!

  6. Heather AKA @claribari

    It is SO hard, Michelle! I am much like you and I LOVE my girls…that being said, I had two that while I thought they were, “so pretty” were not getting any camera time, new outfits, or attention. When I go out and choose a girl to take, these two were almost NEVER the ones…and when I did have them out with me…it didn’t feel the same. I wound up parting with both of them, and while I think about the one off and on, I rarely think of the other and don’t regret selling either.

    Now, my current family? NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER! 🙂

Leave a Reply