Sunday, May 03, 2009

You've Come A Long Way, Barbie.....

I went out on a mission to purchase a new Barbie as a reward to the Munchkin for not wetting the bed (I know, I know and it's a whole other post.) Have you shopped for a Barbie recently? Holy Hell! They are either half naked or drinking a Cosmo. They are very Sex and the City these Barbies. Very unlike the Barbies that I grew up with. I wandered the aisle trying to find something appropriate and in the cheap range since we are using this as a way out of pull ups. I thought about the mermaid Barbie but knew she would be pissed if I brought her a Barbie without legs. Also in the cheap range were the girls in swimsuits, I wasn't really feeling that one so I wandered down to the stylish little dolls in haute couture but they were all holding glasses, as in adult beverage type glasses.... Decisions, decisions, Slut Barbie or Lush Barbie?

I decided to go with alcoholic Barbie and then I got to thinking, how was she different than me as a mom hosting a "Corona and Kids" playdate with other Mommies? Maybe Matel was on to something when they put that martini glass in her hand, why did it take me so long to catch on? If Barbie can do it, why can't I? She's an icon that's been around for 50 years.... It's obviously working for her. Let's just hope some Bratz doll equivelant doesn't try to crash our party and cut us up, those Bratz dolls are trouble with a capital "T"

3 comments:

countryfriedmama said...

I had grand plans to bar Barbie and her evil ways from my house, then Mattel came out with those Disney Princess Barbies, and my good intentions fell apart.

I might be able to dissuade my child from adult-beverage Barbie, but there is no way I can turn her against Princess Aurora Barbie.

Madie's Mom said...

That is too funny...Most of our Barbies end up with no clothes. It's just more fun to play with them when they are naked.
Oh and I love the picture

mommylogs said...

Barbie is a whore and I bought her anyway. We got cowgirl Barbie, she doesn't seem to be too slutty. Bratz are tragic.