Wednesday, March 21, 2007

POOPY PUPPY?


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!

13 comments:

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

STOP!

Like I need a fake dog that craps on my hardwoods...I have a real one for that...HA!

remember that babydoll that you fed and in 'went'? I had one and we didn't clean it out and got ants...cming out of her 'hole'...Grody

Dustanne said...

LOL @ Janets comment and at this post.
Why really is the question....I don't think I would buy that for my house. You saw my blog about picking up crap....

Mom on Coffee said...

Thats just nasty. Ick!

Jersey Mum said...

That is absolutely hysterical! And I totally agree. Between 2 real dogs, 2 real cats and 2 real kids, I certainly don't need to deal with anymore poop or bodily fluids - real or not!!

Maria said...

Holy crap.

I cannot fathom that. I mean, that is just so wrong. And it isn't like it teaches them about the real thing because the real mccoy stinks and you do not want to touch it.

I will take a look the next time we are out. I gotta see this.....

Our 4 Munchkins...6 pigtales & a buzzcut! said...

Too funny Elle! Mind you I'm glad I'm not picking/scooping up more poopies around here..diapers are enough for me!

Melynda Hoffman said...

Ha! Maria said "holy crap". That's funny.

I had seen these and thankfully my kids were grossed out by it.

I was just like...let's get out of the barbie ilse now...

MamaLee said...

Ah, "glad" to see that your life revolves around poop as well. @@. :)

Tuesday Girl said...

I jsut wrote abotu this toy on my parenting blog. My daughter is fascinated with it.

Burg said...

Everytime I see the commercial for this doll it makes me laugh!

Jolene said...

Seeing this on your blog made me laugh. I had to point it out to my daughter Ashley (5). She has been bugging me for weeks to get this - "Can I get it for Easter?", "Can I get it for my birthday?" On and on. I think it's funny.

I just can't wait for her to start seriously getting into Barbie dolls. They were my favorite childhood pastime. I still have a huge tote full of vintage Barbie (circa 1983). I'm not giving her those until I'm confident she'll play nice with mommy's stuff :).

Janis said...

OMG that Barbie is just SOOOO wrong on soo many levels!! The dog eats the poo and then poos it out? Who was the mastermind behind this invention? Someone without KIDS would be my guess!! @@

gross!

My Comfy Chair said...

I saw a commercial for this Barbie and was left wondering...WHY??? I had so much fun with those "boring" Barbies that did nothing but look cute. I don't understand why they have to make toys be so real. UGH!!!