Saturday, May 19, 2012

Barbie Confessions Anew

   I have a new confession.  Yes indeedy, I do.  Upon being subjected to watching a couple of the more recent Barbie movies, I must confess, I do not like them one bit!!!!  PA-TOOEY!  They are not nearly as classical and lovely and original as the older ones.  And they focus waaay too much on stupid things like fashion, lavish lifestyles and being focused on looks and fame and boyfriends and . . . pretty much all the foolish things I didn't like about Barbie in the first place.  Hmm, what am I going to do about this now?  Lexi loves the darn things!  Phooey, can I not let her see them anymore?  No, I don't want to make an issue out of what isn't even one in the first place.  I'll just teach her slowly over time the better traits and what really matters.  

Oh, and I'd like it if once and a while they would change it up a bit and have the main character, supposedly most desirable girl to have a hair color other than blonde and prefer a color other than pink. 


Michelle said...

I didn't even know they had Barbie movies! SO funny. It is difficult to find a balance sometimes. One of my young women was telling me that she is going to make any prospective young man watch "Old Yeller" with her, and if he cries he's a keeper. She comes from an extremely sheltered family though. I almost laughed out loud, because I didn't know people still watched Old Yeller. Sometimes I try to shelter my kids from shows/movies they want to watch, but I don't want to make it taboo and then increase their desire to have it. So I just try to balance it out, which sounds like the theory you're going with.
Hmmm... sorry to be so long winded!

Cami said...

I haven't seen any of the Barbie movies, and I don't have any kids, but personally I think that if Lexi loves these movies but has sources of "rounding out" provided, there probably shoudln't be any problem. Everybody has their set of things they like that are perhaps shallow or not completely wholesome or whatever, but as long as we can recognize that there is more to life than just those things most of us will probably not let these likes turn us into crappy people. Especially when we have good examples from caring parents, teahcers, etc., so I don't think you need to worry about it too much. =]

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