Children often surprise us all in their answers that can be beyond their years. They observe more than we give them credit for in a lot of cases and then will know more than we figure they know. That’s what ended up happening in this instance.
Little Sophia was getting a reward for her excellent potty track record. So Sophia’s mom, Brandi, took her to the store. When Sophia picked out a doll and they were checking out, the cashier asked: “are you sure this is the doll you want?”.
Sophia’s Mom posted the conversation on Facebook, that the little girl had with the cashier.
“Nick and I told Sophia that after 1 whole month of going poop on the potty, she could pick out a special prize. She, of course, picked a new doll. The obsession is real. While we were checking out, the cashier asked Sophia if she was going to a birthday party. We both gave her a blank stare. She then pointed to the doll and asked Sophia if she picked her out for a friend. Sophia continued to stare blankly and I let the cashier know that she was a prize for Sophia being fully potty trained. The woman gave me a puzzled look and turned to Sophia and asked, ‘Are you sure this is the doll you want, honey?’ Sophia finally found her voice and said, ‘Yes, please!’ The cashier replied, ‘But she doesn’t look like you. We have lots of other dolls that look more like you.’ I immediately became angry, but before I could say anything, Sophia responded with, ‘Yes, she does. She’s a doctor like I’m a doctor. And I’m a pretty girl and she’s a pretty girl. See her pretty hair? And see her stethoscope?’ Thankfully the cashier decided to drop the issue and just answer, ‘Oh, that’s nice.’ This experience just confirmed my belief that we aren’t born with the idea that color matters. Skin comes in different colors just like hair and eyes and every shade is beautiful.”#LoveWhatMatters
There were many commenters who gave their support for Sophia and her awesome answer.
Many Mothers shared other circumstances where their children had all sorts of dolls.
What a great story. Maybe other children and even adults will follow in the footsteps of Sophia.