Thursday, February 19, 2009

They Grow Up Too Fast

My daughter is 3 years and 6 months old, but a few days ago we had the following conversation. She said, "I'm getting ready to turn 4. Do I look 4?" I said, "But you're supposed to be my baby!" She said, "I will still be your baby even when I be 4." "Oh good!" I replied, and then she said, "Every number I am I will still be your baby." So sweet, I could just eat her up!!!

Then she ran in the bathroom to potty and before closing the door she stuck her head out and yelled to her brothers, "I NEED PRIVACY BECAUSE I HAVE A CROTCH!"

Like I said, sweet. And growing up way too fast!

While we're on the subject of little girls growing up too fast. What is up with Barbie? I didn't think I was one of those moms that would be anti-Barbie and really I'm not, but my daughter has just started playing with them and recently as I was helping her dress one I just thought, "Wow, Barbie is rather voluptuous, is that really necessary?"

I'm not banning Barbie from our house or anything, but for Valentine's Day, I got my girl her first Hearts Club Doll and it is so cute! It is very sweet looking and soft-bodied which is a nice change from the rubber Barbie body. They seem to be roughly the same price and size of Barbies. I had no idea this was an alternative, I grew up with Barbies. So, I'm just passing on what I've learned to you, my invisible friends -- Hearts Club Dolls = sweet, soft, flat-chested alternative to Barbie!

I'll leave you with this image that I found while trying to find a kinder, gentler version of Barbie. Am I the only one who finds this disturbing?

Yes, Barbie seems to be getting attacked by The Birds! The recommended age is 5 and up for this happy doll! My husband thought this was hilarious. I think he wants one! I, on the other hand, stand by my initial reaction --- DISTURBING! If I were not worn out from mothering all these kids, I might even loose some sleep over an image like that!

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  1. That is hilarious! All of it....the crotch part especially!!! I could see my Lucy doing something like that! And yes, I agree with you, that Barbie is quite disturbing!

    Thanks for stopping by and wishing us better health today...I'm hoping it comes soon!

  2. Sounds like my 3 1/2 year olds!

    I am going to have to check out those dolls!

  3. What a great suggestion for the dolls. I will need to look into those vs. Barbie. Loved the funny stories about your daughter...reminds me of my daughter who will be 3 in 2 months. How Do they grow up so fast?


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