Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tattoo Barbie? What??

I appreciate diversity, I'm a huge fan. I think it's important to teach our children to accept people for who they are and to 'live and let live'...


I saw on the Today Show this morning that there is now a Tattoo Barbie. She of course looks slim, and perfect, and completely unrealistic as the other Barbies out there, only she's covered in tattoos.

The decision to get a tattoo, or NOT to get a tattoo, is one that by law can only be made once a person has turned 18. (Unless you're my brother and you get a fake ID just to get tattooed before turning 18.) But I know this, it's not something that girls of Barbie-playing age should concern themselves with. This is one of those times I'm glad I have boys.

They grow up too fast as it is. My kids won't even play with toys anymore because the toys don't talk back or interact with them like video games do. So is it too much to ask to leave something as timeless as Barbies ALONE?

I'm fully aware of how old and crotchety I sound with this little rant, but I really don't believe that we need to have a tattooed Barbie for young girls to "relate" to. Let the innocence prevail for a while.

Just enjoy their childhood and prepare yourself for when they do turn 18 and they come home with their current boyfriend's name tattooed on their arm.

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