QOTW: What is the age of your Blythe?

Written on September 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

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.

Wheee, I got a dolly in my hand

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?

4 Responses to “QOTW: What is the age of your Blythe?”

  1. Steph! says:

    Bird is definitely of drinking age…as she is often lit off her rocker! The rest of the gang is younger….and that is all they will tell me. ZuZu is the youngest, she has always been the Baby.

    It is funny how that all works out – isn’t it?

  2. SonjeB says:

    We don’t do ages in this house. Not even the humans. My husband and I are incredibly immature for our biological ages. That is all I will say about that. My Blythes are the same way. I think of them as ageless little imps. Some are more mature than others, but I don’t think of them as any particular age. I do not, however, dress them in sexy clothing and strappy heels. I like them to look like proper young ladies, not bar skanks, lol.

  3. Ruth says:

    I agree that clothes and hairstyle make the difference. I have three girls and their ages are: Autumn, 8, Percy, 13, and Ivy 16.

  4. Pam says:

    I think of my current blythe as around 11-12 ish… not sure why!

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