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Kids Play: Expert Diaper-Care

The other day, I put one of Rose’s diapers on Possessed Baby. I put it on her the normal traditional way you’d diaper a baby, only, you know, over her clothes instead of under them. A couple hours later, I found Possessed Baby like this:

I didn’t do that.

I also found a clean diaper rumpled up with its stickers undone nearby, but that could have been anything since we keep our spare diapers in a place easily accessed by children.

I asked Lily about it and she said she took the old diaper off Possessed Baby and got her a new one… which of course included diapering her arm.

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Kids Play: Piano Nap

I came into the playroom the other day to find Woody, Jessie, Rex and Bullseye stretched out lying across the piano.

(This picture doesn’t do the scene justice, but when Lily saw I was taking a picture, she jumped in the way of my shot and started taking dolls down.)

When I asked Lily what her dolls were doing, she said they were taking a nap.

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Kids Play: Woody’s Gas Tank

Today my husband caught Lily fueling Woody up at the Little People garage. Apparently, his empty gun holster is how you get gas into his “tank”.

I never knew Woody was a fuel-based toy.

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Kids Play: Stomach Flu Jamie

Nicole’s daughter L has a baby doll named Jamie who has become a member of the family. Jamie has been known to join in family pictures and wear matching dresses with L and her sister G. Jamie does everything that L does, including get sick.

Sometimes Jamie gets so sick she has to throw up in her toy toilet.

When Jamie gets sick, L goes into full doctor play mode. L gives Jamie a very complete check-up including listening to her chest with a stethoscope, taking her temperature with an ear thermometer and, most importantly, suctioning Jamie’s nose. What check-up wouldn’t be complete without some booger-sucking?

Once the check-up is complete, Jamie gets a dose of medicine.

And, of course, once Jamie had her medicine she was magically well enough to go to the beauty salon to get her non-existent hair cut and styled. Her equally bald twin sister Jessie also needed a cut and style. I hope that stomach flu wasn’t contagious!

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Kids Play: Possessed Dolly

This may look like an innocent doll, but really she’s possessed and may possibly be plotting to kill us.

We’ve had this doll for 18 months and she has never spoken. Earlier this week when my baby was playing with her, I kept hearing a very clear “hi”, “bye” and “see you”. I kept wondering if my baby was saying this. She can say “hi” and possibly “bye” and there’s any number of syllables she could combine to sound like “see you”. Then I realized that sometimes I was hearing these words when the baby’s mouth wasn’t moving.

Suddenly it occurred to me that the DOLL was talking. The doll who hadn’t spoken in the entire 18 month (or longer!) period of time we’ve had her was suddenly saying three different things. Sure, the doll had a giggle function, but no words had ever come out of her mouth before. How on earth did she learn to talk?

Surely she must be possessed! My husband and I decided we were clearly in a “Twilight Zone” episode. The doll was weirding us out! We feared she was planning our murders. We considered throwing her out, but then we worried that if we threw her out we’d only anger her more– then we’d be goners for sure.

In the end, I decided to investigate the doll further and discovered, deep beneath her outer back zipper in a place I could barely reach, she had a mode switch. I’ve come to the conclusion that for the past 18 months this doll has been on “Demo” mode and somehow, perhaps by being knocked around by children, her switch got knocked over to “Play”. “Play” mode includes the three phrases and a giggle.

And that’s the rational explanation of how our creepy doll started talking after 18 months of relative silence.

I still say she’s possessed and quite possibly plotting our murders. If there is never another post on this blog, the doll killed us.

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