Thursday, September 18, 2008

I'm Not Barbie (Your Thought for the Day)

Last night, as I was watching Wife Swap, Kady ran by and just caught a little of what was on tv. She stopped, looked at the screen, and pointed. "Barbies, Momma, Barbies!!" It was a promo for Dancing with the Stars. . .I laughed and laughed. Then, I realized something. If my two year old realizes how unrealistic those women's bodies are, shouldn't I?


Jenn said...

LOL.. I thought you were going to talk about the little girl on an episode of Wife Swap yesterday who was a pageant participant. The new mom called her a little Barbie.

Maybe it is unrealistic, but I would like to be mistaken for a Barbie... lol.

Erica said...

You're so right! My mother in law gave me her used stack of people magazines recently and in one was an article about how "things have changed". They compared the girls on the "old" 90210 show and the new one. For example, Jennie Garth was 5'5" 130 lbs, Shannen Doherty was 5'2" 120 lbs (back then). Now, on the new 90210 show, 2 of the actresses are, 5'3" 90 lbs and 5'7" 110 lbs. Totally unrealistic. No wonder we dislike the way we look when this is what we look at?? Scary for our little girls. We'll have to work hard to make sure they know they are perfect and special, even if they aren't a size 2.

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

Something to think about... My 8yo has a pretty healthy self-image, but I keep wondering if/when she'll start caring about that kind of thing.
Also, thx for commenting at my blog. I'm glad you relate. It appears we might be sisters separated at birth.

And OMG Erica, I love that stat! I had no idea. I know I was 5'6" and around 130 lbs at that time, and I would be VERY content to be that small again. ;) 110?! That is truly skeletal.

Amy said...

You are so's just so hard not to look at them and not want to look like them, know what I mean? Love the new look!