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I actually find it fascinating that everyone looks at Blythe differently. Some people think of Blythe as a child, others think of her as an unruly teenager or a young adult, while some just think of Blythe as being the same age as them. I have a friend who gave her doll the personality of a toddler who’s still in diapers, and another who thinks of all her dolls as being in their early twenties. Me? My dolls vary in age – but for the most part they’re around my age (or younger). Clothing, I find, makes a big difference in the “age” of a doll. Styling of the hair, the way a doll is dolled up makes all the difference. If your doll is wearing an evening gown, I’m more inclined to think that she’s in her twenties or older as opposed to a doll who’s in a cute romper that has a playful nursery theme on it (hello, early childhood!). Shoes also make a difference. Strappy heels make me think that she’s older, while flats or T-strap shoes make me think school-aged or just younger in general.
As for my own dolls – they’re usually around my age, except for Eden who’s a lot younger and enjoys pink and tea parties. It’s not always terribly obvious to me, the age of my dolls, because there’s no set number for them. It is rather fluid and goes up or down when the occasion warrants it. But the Kenners? The Kenners are always my age or older, mostly because they’re already older than I am!
What is the age of your Blythe?