The child stood on her tiptoes gazing up at the shelf lined with dolls in frilly dresses, ballerina dolls, and most intriguing of all were the three gorgeous bride dolls in their flowing silk gowns with lace trim and matching veils.
Blond curls framed her young face as she gazed upward. The overhead lights lit her delicate features and sparkling blue eyes.
“Mama, pick me up so I can see the dolls better,” she asked in a soft pleading voice.
“Sweetie, you are getting too heavy for Mama to be lifting. I don’t know why they have to put the dolls up so high anyway,” her Mother said just loud enough for the sales clerk to hear.
The woman proprietor overheard the comment and walked briskly in their direction. “I put the dolls up high so little girls with sticky or dirty hands don’t soil their delicate dresses,” she snipped and gave them a slight frown of disapproval. (more…)