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Monday, August 11, 2008

Barbies and Princesses.....

Evil? Sexual? Just plain wrong?

This seems to be the debate out there with mothers these days....what influence do these "dolls" have on our girls. *I* happen to be a mom with 3 girls that thinks they have no REAL influence on them at all....they did not make my daughters want to dress in skimpy clothes, act sexually inappropriate, older than their age.....etc....they were just "dolls" something you dressed up and played with....hell Ken wasn't even the dominate force in the relationship!!! Barbie was always saving Ken from his predicaments he was getting himself into....you know hanging from the ceiling fan, hanging from the window sill in the family van because he was driving too fast....LOL ken was definitely not the manly man in our house....he always needed saving from some foolishness he got himself into....and Barbie was always the strong woman who saved the day....

Princesses....now those did not come along in popularity until my second daughter came along....and she is far from a girl that emulates them....she is the most stubborn, opinionated, take no prisoners type of girl....she is not so much into them now that she will be 10 soon, but in her most "princess crazed" faze she did not try to dress like them or act like them or anything...she was just a girl playing with a doll and that was that....and they too got into the predicaments that be felled Ken....and they would take turns saving each other....because one day Ariel was the best because Cinderella was in the water and got her foot stuck, so Ariel had to save her......then it was Belle's turn to save the day....you get what I mean....

now my third daughter who is 5 is totally obsessed with everything princess....she LOVES them she is totally nuts about them....she dresses up in the costumes (they used to be Halloween costumes) and pretends to be Belle, Ariel, Aurora, and dances around and sings the songs....just normal innocent kids things.....she does not act out sexually, or inappropriately in any way....she acts like a little girl dreaming of being a princess.....I mean come on what woman out there would not LOVE to be a princess!?! or at least treated like a princess!!! lol

So far with my girls they are just normal girls, that do not dress like ho's, act out in a sexual manner, or anything that I hear some mother's say that these "dolls" represent, or could cause them to act like.....to me that is a bunch of BS! its called parenting....setting limits, and boundaries....to blame a doll for how your little girl acts is just plain mind boggling to me..... I just cannot grasp that concept! and I doubt I ever will......

2 comments:

Debateur said...

I have to laugh at this post. You just answered my debate question for the day !

Minxy Mimi said...

I agree Wendi. Playing with Barbie, or Princesses are not going to reate promicuous(sp) kids. Its a parents duty to watch their children and teach them appropriate behaviour and correct bad behaviour. To teach right and wrong and hope they listen!~