Okay…so never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that those words would go together…but apparently now they do. Unbelievable! Let me stop here and say this…I am not against tatoos. Adults are welcome to decide whether or not they would like a tatoo. I have absolutely no problem with that. Here is my problem…tatoo barbie is being marketed to little girls, girls like my little girl who is five. She is five years old, and as far as I’m concerned has no need to know about or desire a tatoo.
This really is just the straw that broke the camels back for me. I started feeling this way about little girls toys about a year ago. This past Christmas we got Mackenzie the Barbie Cruise ship. I thought it would be fun for her to have a barbie to go with it. Do you think I could find one with a decent bathing suit on?? It was impossible!
All we have to do is walk in to Wal-mart and she is bombarded by images of “rock stars” that she should want to be like and shows that deal with “high school issues”. She’s five…when she is in High School that is when I would like to talk about “high school issues” with her. Believe it or not, before her 5th birthday last fall she asked me if it was okay for her to like the Disney Princesses after she turned five? What??
I just want her to enjoy being a little girl…period…
I will get off my soapbox now…thank you. I just really needed to get this off my chest!
P.S. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.:)