Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Calling Dr. Love

This is what your pediatrician would look like if you had let your husband do the pre-screening. Baby Doctor Barbie is part of the "I Can Be..." line, which includes a dentist, a race car driver, and a veterinarian. Somehow they all manage to do their jobs in 5-inch heeled gladiator sandals. I know Barbie has come under fire for being a bad role model for girls by promoting an unattainable body image, etc, but I still love her. I played with Barbies until I was like 12, and I never developed an eating disorder trying to look like her. I just hate my body like every other self-loathing woman...hey, wait a minute...BAAAAAAAAARRRBBBBBBBIEEEEEEEEEEE!!! I can only hope that Audrey's autism will come in handy in this case, and that she will be as literal with her Barbie dolls as she is with everything else. She doesn't always get imitation, which in this case is a good thing.

Our friend Amy gave Audrey both Baby Doctor and Dentist Barbie for her birthday, noting that their outfits kind of looked like those adult Halloween costumes that are all called some version of Naughty/Saucy/Trampy {insert occupation here}. The irony is that if you try to find an adult Barbie Halloween costume, they are super-cute and riff on the retro Barbies from the 50's and 60's. There's even a prom date Ken as well as a 60's Ken complete with fringe vest. So I guess a Sexy Barbie costume would be redundant and it's really only fun to dress up as "naughty" versions of normally conservative personas. Which explains the Strawberry Slutcake costume.

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