Old grandmother Inger buys a Watoto doll as a first-year present for great-grandchildren
Here comes Inger's story!
Why did you choose to buy a doll from Watoto?Diversity, environmentally friendly and inclusive is so nice, it's something I want to talk to Sally about when she gets a little older. For the time being, one must try to show in action what applies
Today, individualism and one's own self have become so important. I miss humanism, generosity and solidarity. I want to pass that on to Sally.
Why did you choose the doll to be filled with wool?The fact that I chose wool is because I prefer natural materials and know that much of the Swedish wool will never be used. I also know that my generation wasted the resources and I try to live as rightly as possible now.
"Sally is the one who makes me want to stick around for a while longer. I want her to understand that there are very old people too"
Tell us a little about your childhood, what toys did you play with?I don't remember much from my own childhood, but we often made our own toys. Cones, sticks and stones could represent almost anything. I remember a friend and I putting the Huckleberry on carrots and pretending they were dolls being bathed under the farm pump. My lovely doll had a ceramic head and fabric body but could not take a bath.
When I got a little older, I liked books. Pippi, Kajsa Kavat and Pelle Svanslös, among others.
What toys did your own children play with?
I had my sons at the age of 23 and 25, in 1965 and 1967. Back then there were a lot of toys to buy. Cars of course, scale models in metal, (tried with a doll each which never got any appreciation) but above all Duplo and Lego and books. We lived in a residential area with many children and there was a lot of outdoor play. We mothers took turns looking after everyone's children and when the weather was worse, they were allowed to play indoors in most homes. I was a "housewife" for 13 years and at that time the family could live on 1 salary, the best years of my life. Although it was also great fun to get out into working life again!
It feels like I got to live in the best age and now I get really happy when I meet a person who tries to strive against the bad.
Are you curious about which doll Inger bought?
Click HERE to view!
Good luck and prosperity!