Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Perfect Barbie

Eventually, some of you may (perhaps) start to think that I'm a bit over-the-top as a mom when it comes to what I want to keep my kids from seeing, doing, etc. I try very hard to keep a close eye on the things they see on TV, and have even been known to turn off a certain channel, even if the show is fine, because a commercial was inappropriate in my opinion!

"Be careful little eyes what you see..."

Today, we went to Wal-Mart to pick up some things since we were already in Rolla to meet someone for something else. Since we weren't in a hurry, and the kids were being good, we let them look at the toy aisle. Caleb likes the boy stuff, and Sarah is starting to notice the girly stuff.

I always find myself looking at Barbies because I'm usually pretty critical of them - specifically, the outfits that they are dressed in are too revealing. One that I saw today, the top showed the mid-drift, and I just shook my head in disbelief (and in disapproval). I won't let my daughter dress that way...why would I let her play with a doll that looks like that?

And then there's my issue with naked Barbies! I know...maybe it sounds silly...but I really just hate naked Barbies! Especially since I have boys in the house, and since Barbie has distinct...umm...assets about her. Ha!

So today, I was thrilled to see this one particular Barbie. She was called "Barbie Ballerina" and her leotard was painted on her. SHE WILL NEVER BE NAKED! :o) Sarah is still just a bit young to play with them, but I almost picked one up just in case they quit making them. I was so excited I even called a friend and told her about it.

Again, I realize this may seem a bit weird. I'm ok with that. I'm still thrilled I saw this doll!


Nel said...

I hate naked dolls too... they drive me crazy! And I don't know why they can't make Barbies not so 'grown up', I wish that they were better made for 'little eyes' too!
You are not crazy - just a great mommy!

Mrs. Haid said...

I had a Barbie with unpainted tights. It was so hard to get her in that leotard! SO I think the painting of the leotard is a great idea. But... clarify that girls should not wear paint instead of clothes!

Chrissy said...

LOL! Yes...let's not use paint for shirts or anything...I've seen it's not exactly a modest look! ;o)

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