I have to admit; toys sure have changed since I was a little girl. I mean the sheer technology is mind-blowing. But really, I love seeing toys brought back from when I was a kid too. My Little Ponies, Care Bears, Cabbage Patch Kids. My girls have ALL the My Little Ponies I had when I was a little girl. You wouldn't believe the awesome condition they are in! They love them as much as I did when I was little.
So yesterday, I took the kids to look at toys. Karis had some bday money left from my grandma to spend. Jenna and Kierra were looking at the barbies so I told them they could each pick out one. Jenna choose a sunbathing barbie, and Kierra this dog trainer barbie. It came with a dog and all these neat little doggie supplies. I thought it was cool; plus Jenna has the one with the cat already - so now they don't have to fight over the animals (event though they probably will anyways).
So I get it home, take it out of the box. In the dog bowl, I could see little dogfoods. Then I see an additional packet of these little brown bites. They are heavier than I expect and are magnetic. OK keeps them in the bowl better I figure; that way you don't loose them. Then I notice the dog's mouth opens and there is a HOLE in it's butt! OK seriously, you feed the dogs the little brown magnets and then it POOPS them out!! There is a magnetic pooper scooper and a trashcan! First reaction? That's so gross! LOL who wants to play picking up dog crap? I didn't want to do it when I had a real dog! Second, man those are a choking hazzard those little brown turds. Did I mention the cat that Jenna had came with three packets of colored sand for "kitty litter?" I wouldn't give them to her; can you imagine that fine grit all over the place? No thanks. So my question is: when did Barbie get so biologically correct? I mean what's next: Barbie lactating?
I guess things have really changed from the days when you had a babydoll that peed her pants. My girls have babies that suck pacifiers and bottles, cry tears, and pee themselves. Not to mention cry, burp and coo to themselves (we usually turn them off; they are annoying). And now to add to our collection: fecal matter hound and kitty litter cat. When I showed it to hubby; he damn near choked on his dinner! He asked me a simple, "why?" I honestly didn't have an answer for him. I don't know if any of your kids have these but let me tell you; it's pretty crazy when your kid's plastic dog is shooting brown magnets out of it's butt!