little number and she loved it, still talks about it all the time.
Well a few days ago she found miss "Suzy no legs" in the pantry with
other cake decorating supplies. She wanted to play with it so I
reluctantly let her see it. I didn't realize how much of an impact a
cake topper could make on my daughter. She wants to play with "her
doll" all the time now and it just makes me feel bad. I don't want to
get Jane involved with Barbies, tonight she told me her doll was a
Barbie, not a doll. Hmmm, but I don't really want her playing with
just half of one either.
As a little girl I played my little heart out with barbies, my sisters
and I loved them. I'm pretty sure all of them were second hand and a
lot of the clothes were homemade but we loved dressing them and
combing their hair. Someone gave us a Barbie Winebago and a much loved
Barbie Dream House and we poured hours and hours into aranging the
place and planning road trips. Okay I don't remember planning road
trips with my Barbies, I was not that cool, but what else could I be
doing with a Barbie camper??
Anyway, all the fun I had with my Barbies seems like a good reason to
get one for Jane's birthday this year, and I also feel like if I
withhold some thing reasonable she wants then it could turn into
something that ends in tears and years of threapy.
However, I really don't like Barbies, for so many obvious reasons and
have always sworn I will not give my girls Barbies to play with. So
what's a girl to do, let my daughter play with "No Leggies McGee" and
pretend Barbies with legs is just some wild and crazy idea thought up
as a marketing ploy, or brake down and buy her one?