Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Baby what now?

I have a lot of paid work to keep me busy this week, so ticking "write personal Blog post" off my to-do list seems like what I should really be doing right now, doesn't it?

One of the things keeping me busy is a story on the "Top 10 Kids' Gifts for 2009." I got lists from a certain toy store and will pare it down to 10. Pretty simple. As I'm looking at some of the toys and some of the trends, I see one trend is "Retro Rewind," with toys like the original Tickle Me Elmo, Strawberry Shortcake and Bop It. But what seems really retro to me is the name of a doll on the list: Little Mommy Baby Ah-Choo.

Little Mommy? Really. I know most boys don't play with dolls, but maybe that's because they're called things like this. Or maybe it's because boys are told boys don't play with dolls. The name makes me cringe, but the description makes me laugh.

Soak it in:
Baby Ah-Choo sneezes, wheezes and sniffles as kids squeeze her tummy in an attempt to nurse her back to health. Toddlers will love making Baby Ah-Choo “all better” with accessories, such as “a spoonful of medicine” and a thermometer that interact with this baby doll to elicit fun reactions. Featuring over 30 sounds and phrases, such as, “Can I have a tissue?” and “My nose is running,” Baby Ah-Choo comes with a box of tissues and medicine bottle, offering kids everything they need to “cure” the common cold. 3 “AA” batteries required (included). Ages 2 years and up.

I just can't get over the idea of squeezing "her tummy in an attempt to nurse her back to health." Bask in its awesomeness.


Lisa said...

What a great training tool for kids destined to be mothers with Munchausen by proxy syndrome!


Pammeey said...

I know it's terrible, but that comment made me laugh, Lisa!

Heather said...

I was going to try to say something witty, but Lisa's comment was better than anything I would have come up with. :)

melissa said...

Here, here! I wish there were a comment prize we could award to Lisa!