Lately, my girls' favorite pastime is playing "Red Carpet" with their Barbies. They videotape the Barbies in their various skanky outfits, posing as an interviewer and talking about their outfits and who designed them. I've tried to buy/make Barbie clothes don't look like they came from "HookersRUs", but they of course love those sparkly tramp dresses best. Now, I love a Red Carpet show as much as the next person, but it kind of grosses me out that my seven year-old daughters are playing it with their dolls.
So, here's my dilemma. Do I take the beloved dolls from my past and give them to the girls in hopes of more wholesome play? I'm kind of feeling like I'll get more enjoyment seeing my girls play with them than I do from just seeing them in a box. On the other hand, the girls will probably re-dress the mom and grandma in hooker suits as soon as I hand them over. I refuse to tell the girls they have to keep the hippie clothes on the dolls. I try to never suggest how they play with their toys as long as beating each other with them isn't involved.
Speaking of beating, Jack asked me to phone Henry's doctor and ask when he can start clobbering him again. So sweet that he's concerned, isn't it?
The dolls have been lovingly passed on.