Friday, September 21, 2018

Wildlife Photographer Mia

Most of you who read this blog probably don't know me in real life. So you probably don't know that I am severely hearing impaired. 

I have been hearing impaired all my life, but it has gotten a lot worse in recent years.

My hearing is so bad that the only reason I don't have a cochlear implant is that I refuse to get one.
The thought of this scares me to death.

However, doctors are certain that I will need one by the time I reach retirement.

I didn't buy Mia right away. I rarely buy dolls on impulse.
I waited until I had a bad day and found her for sale with free shipping.



In fact, I first heard about her a year ago. You can read my original blog here.

Mia is a wildlife photographer. I like to go canoeing on weekends and take pictures of birds, so I love this about her.
I am fighting the urge to buy her the Lottie dolls canoe.


Lottie comes wearing a red raincoat, red Wellies, blue jeans, and a cute long sleeved T-shirt.
I love her outfit. It looks like something real girls would wear, and it is not pink.


Also included with Mia are a camera, a blue bucket hat, a bag and a newsletter.
I love the hat. I wear one like it when I am canoeing so I don't get sunburned.
Unfortunately, it does not stay on her head very well, partly because her hair is fluffy.

The camera can easily be attached to her hand with a clear rubber band (not included).
I had lots of fun taking pictures of her taking pictures, even if I was scared I would lose the tiny camera.


 Mia comes in a very pretty box and it is very easy to take her out of the box.



I really like Mia's hair. It is waist length and very soft.
It is crimped to make it look textured.
I like that she doesn't have any bangs. I like dolls without bangs.


I read that Lottie dolls are supposed to stand up on their own. I have not been able to get her to do this.
However, I have not taken her boots off yet. That might make it easier.


Obviously, it is not super realistic to have a pink cochlear implant. I think they are usually flesh colored, as are hearing aids. They CAN be pink, though. I just don't think it is common. I don't mind it so much, because at such a small scale, the color helps make it visible.
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Pink cochlear implants
It is also not alone, as American Girl doll hearing aids are also pink.


Overall, I am very happy with Mia.

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