I admit I vacillate like crazy on the issue of allowing Ainsley to have Barbies. It's a grey area for me. I allowed Barbie for a while, then when I found a decapitated and limbless Barbie massacre on Ainsley's bed I silently cheered for joy and vowed not to replace her.
Some people give me crap about it and think I'm being too extreme. I admit, I've been thinking What's the harm in letter her play with those dolls, really?
Then the universe sends me a message to remind me.
First, I was flipping channels and came across Say Yes To The Dress. A wedding dress consultant asks a full grown woman, what do you want to look like on your wedding day?
Like Barbie, the woman says. She wasn't kidding. Click this link to see her say it.
Could those cheerleaders be any more Pro-ana ? Mattel is calling this their model muse body. It makes me want to be sick - but not to lose weight, just to express disgust.
Seriously, what message do these Barbies have for your daughter? You will never measure up unless you quit eating altogether and have a rib or two removed.