Good morning and hello Doll-y.
Yesterday was Museum Day and Mitch and I took advantage of free admission to the Norton Musuem in West Palm. While we originally hoped to see the newlyweds and have a Jones-Zipp experience, weather earlier in the weekend had us changing plans. We listened to the entire new Barbara Streisand CD of duets, which pairs her with some fabulous singers, my favorite being New York State of Mind, with Billy Joel.
The museum had several exhibits going on, one being all Matchbox cars and Barbie Dolls. Being the mom of boys, I was immediately drawn to the small car side and loved all of it, but the little girl in me also enjoyed the Barbie side. SO MANY OUTFITS!!!!!! So many accessories and I couldn’t resist snapping a pic of this one and sharing….
NiLooking at the Barbie dolls, and her clothes, they were certainly unrealistic body images. Carole sent me a link to a doll (Lammily) which is build to NORMAL HUMAN FEMALE scale. What a concept. Nickolay Lamm, the creator of this doll shares this image of what Barbie would look like if she was modeled after a real woman. I am happy that she not only has a butt, but some calves, too!
If you are a mom of little girls and would like more info on this doll, who is still in the pre-order stages, thanks to Carole, I have some info.
My take-away from all of this is that it’s awesome to want to look and feel our best, but to try to be or look like someone that is unrealistic, is basically like trying to turn a cat into a dog. Make sure your role models and especially your children’s role models are something they can truly aspire to be like.
Speaking of role models, I glanced through the Miami Herald at the news stand yesterday and DID NOT see an article about Charlotte in the Health section. If anyone has seen it in today’s paper, please let me know! I don’t get the Herald, but I do get the Sentinel and I didn’t want to waste all that additional paper unless the story was in there. If they dropped the ball on this story I will be PISSED! I have the reporters name, so I will call her tomorrow and see what’s up. I realize, with the birth of Chelsea Clinton’s brand new living doll, Charlotte, that our Charlotte wasn’t the biggest news story–but then again, to some of us it was!
In closing, I want to say that whether you are a Streisand fan or not, I think you will enjoy her new CD. Thanks, Rita, for encouraging me to listen. Thanks to Carole for the info on Lammily. You are both LIVING DOLLS.
As you travel through your Sunday and all your journeys, remember that the most beautiful of all dolls, female or male, are always the ones that come complete with hearts!