Monday, February 9, 2009

Reborn Dolls

You play with reborn dolls
I think you’re way too old
To own a life like doll
They cost a lot when sold

The dolls are always girls
They're dressed in baby clothes
They'll never makes a mess
You’ll never wipe their nose

Their diapers won't get soiled
You’ll never see them weep
They do not drink a bottle
You’ll never lack for sleep

You 'll walk them in a stroller
Though many stop and stare
Most think that their alive
Let's hope they're not aware

You're children are all grown
But dolls will not get old
Your pretty reborn baby
You love to sit and hold

By, Randee Saber 2/9/09

By Mike Celizic contributor
updated 8:00 a.m. CT, Wed., Oct. 1, 2008

They’re called “reborns”: incredibly lifelike baby dolls that sell for up to $4,000 to adult women who collect them, change their clothes, and in some ways treat them like real babies. “It fills a spot in your heart,” Lynn Katsaris told TODAY’s Matt Lauer Wednesday in New York as she cuddled “Benjamin” and “Michael” in her arms. A realtor from suburban Phoenix, Katsaris is also an artist who has created 1,052 reborn dolls and sold them to women around the world. She was one of three grown women visiting the show with five of the the bogus — but eerily realistic — babies cradled tenderly in their arms.Dolls have been around for thousands of years, but the so-called reborn dolls, which are hand-painted and provided with hair whose strands are individually rooted in their vinyl heads, date back to the early 1990s. Since they first were created in the United States, they have become increasingly popular around the world, selling on dedicated Web sites and on eBay for $500 to $4,000, and even higher.