New differently sized barbies (the doll)


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There is a barbie now who has a rounded buttocks (to put it delicately), a barbie with bigger melons on her chest and a short barbie, as well as multicultural barbies. They are not barbie's friends either. They are all named barbie. I think its a great idea. I wonder if there will soon be a "husky" ken or a short ken or a ken with a chipped tooth. Boys have "good looks" issues now too!


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I never liked Barbies, either. I did like GI Joes, because they were more pose-able and always wondered, since women served in the military, why there weren't female dolls in that line.

But, I don't ever remember thinking that any of the dolls available when I was of that age were representations of reality.


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Peers are by far the greater influence on our kids than any time in history, for better or worse.

Just the other day my daughter saw one of those anti-bullying PSAs and asked me "does bullying actually happen in real life?"

I told her yes, and she said, "wow, I thought it just happened on TV."

I am so thankful that I can homeschool.