It's important to Ken & I that we teach our girls the value of modesty.
After thinking about the "immodest" dolls that she had received, I decided that I wasn't comfortable with ignoring the standards we have set- even for dolls. I didn't want to take her new gifts away, so I decided to talk to her again about modesty.
I set the new dolls out on the table, I asked her what modesty was (and she surprised me with how well she already had it down). Then I asked her about each doll- "is she dressed modestly?" "What is immodest about her outfit?"
Next I got out all of my fabric scraps & together we chose fabric to go with each "immodest" doll's outfit. Then I got sewing. Here's one example:
I'm really happy with how this went- now when she plays with the dolls, she won't be getting the subtle message that the way we dress isn't that big of a deal. Instead, she'll be reminded of the importance we place on dressing modestly. I feel so much better about those dolls now!