At least With Dolls!
I grew up in what today would be considered a large family.
Back then it was not. There were five of us. Both my
parents worked but my mom was expected to still take
care of the home. (Side bar-you know I couldn’t have
made it back then because wouldn’t have had all of that
men don’t do house work crap!) So with working inside
and outside of the home, this meant my mom was a
very busy woman!
I was the fourth of five children. My younger sister was
2 ½ years younger than me. I was never sure if it was
because my mom was so busy it was easier, or that she
thought it was cute or because it was the cheapest way
to do it but mom always dressed my sister and me alike.
Some time there was a difference in color, I was in red
and my sister was in pink, but most of the time it was
the exact same outfit. I absolutely hated it! Now mind
you my sister was an almond complexion and I was
more of a dark walnut but people would always ask
“are they twins?” Insult to injury! I always complained
about it. My mother would say “when you buy your
own clothes, you can wear something different than
your sister.” Well, I was never one to back down from
what I thought was a challenge and I started doing odd
jobs at a young age and learned to restyle things too. I
can’t tell you that it solved the problem but that more
for another post.
So I had a second edition Julian doll on my dollpage
that had not sold so, I decided that he would be a brother
to my other second edition Julian. He would not be a
twin brother but be a little brother. I also had a Swan
Lake Tommy. His hair style was too much for a toddler
but not for a child a bit older. So I swapped the head
from a Tommy doll, to make a little brother for the
Julian. Tommy’s head went on Julian’s body. So now
I have two dolls with a Julian face. I haven’t given them
names or a family yet but I hope to do so soon. And
yes… it was a little easier to put them both in the same
The brothers! So here they are!
The two will the Julian face...
Tommy is a little chubbier than Julian is around
...and the Swan Lake Tommy on the new body with his
brother. He and his bother are called Xavier and Xanti.
I have a family in mind for them.
Tommy’s body was a little darker but not too much. To me,
siblings at this age always look a lot alike!
Xavier always looks after his brother!
Here are the boys at Smith Playground! They love it there!
You have to do the sliding board.
Girls on the seesaw.
Xavier tell Xanit how to be safe before they start to play!
Enjoying the day!
Some play ball...
but one is noticing the boy on the sliding board.