Apr 9, 2017

AND MY MOM THOUGHT PICKING UP BARBIE'S SHOES WAS A PROBLEM...



Do not adjust your screen, kids.  What you are seeing is real...right there in the Targets ad today.  I was paging through...muttering to myself something about Easter and Halloween getting bigger than Christmas, when the toy section stopped me dead in my tracks.

Yep.

Dog p**p.  Right there in Barbie's p** per scooper.

What self-respecting six year old sits down to play Barbies and says to herself (or himself...#nojudgement)  "Today we're going to take FeeFee for a walk with her tiny little leash and her tiny little collar and her tiny little pink backpack, and we're going to scoop her tiny little p**p"?

What ever happened to going on dates with Ken in his GI Joe helicopter, or taking that pesky kid sister Skipper to the beach in the convertable Mustang that you just had to have, but broke seven minutes after your dad put it together?!

Dog p** p!!

What...pray tell me...happens when THOSE get sucked up in the vacuum?  I have very distinct memories of my dear departed mother muttering to herself as she sifted through the vacuum cleaner bag for the pink stiletto pump that Barbie misplaced during a furious wardrobe change in between the Midnight Special Ball and her mad dash to her law firm (Barbie, Barbie, and Sabrina, LLC), but can you imagine the commentary track if the shoe search would have been a p**p retreival instead?

Holey schmoley...I simply cannot fathom the words that might have come out of poor Siggie's perfectly lipsticked mouth.

OK...back to our regualrly scheduled programming.  I just had to share.  But...aren't you glad Stewey isn't here to comment on this?  I can almost see the steam coming out of his ears now...


23 comments:

  1. I just spit my coffee out. I am cracking up OUT LOUD! Thanks for the big "belly-whap" laugh. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  2. Oh my goodness! I headed to pull the ads out of my paper right - ready, set, go! - now!

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  3. They look like Raisinets! This news blurp made my day! I think they are smaller than shoes.

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    1. They remind me more of Milk Duds - like the ones a zookeeper pal of mine used to keep in his pockets and pop in his mouth when the tram tours went by.

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  4. I hesitate to consider what the next introduction of reality into the life of Barbie might be...goodbye romance..so sorry Ken. P--P happens.

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  5. You are hilariously descriptive! My mom didn't care for Barbie and her endowed friends as playthings, so my sister and I only had flat-chested Skipper to play with. I'll only guess that teeny poop is now fashionable!

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  6. Hate to tell you, but this is not new! Someone got my granddaughter the whole Barbie plus dog plus poop ensemble several years ago, but they had a recall because the poop was hiding little magnets inside and kids were eating said poop and having major problems. Hope that this poop at least is now safe for human consumption, rather like an icky brown tic tac.

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  7. WOW! Now that's going a bit too far! ewwwwwwwwwwwww! Hugs & Prayers, Cathryn

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  8. Seriously? Seriously?? Uh ... no. When the yet-to-be-born grandkids want their dolls to have toy doggies, the line gets drawn there. I'm switching back and forth between cracking up and being offended that I'm probably shaking the house. Thanks for the laugh!

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  9. Oh Coni, thank you for the chuckle although you should have offered a "spew" alert if one was drinking. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  10. Hahahahah!!!! Do you know there is a kids board game called Doggie Doo? I kid you not.

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  11. snort ... hey, where's the trash bag to dump the p**p?!? does that poor little dog have to cart her own p**p around in that little saddle thing?!? that'd be kinda cruel...

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  12. Things like this make me feel old 😃

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  13. This totally had me LMAO--so loudly in fact, that my neighbor wondered what I was laughing about. I had to go out and, over the fence, explain the humor. The more I thought about this, the more I thought that at least this is teaching responsible pet ownership. I live in a 55+ community and we have outlawed dog walking in our community because all those dog owners wouldn't pick up doggie dodo. Maybe if my Barbie had a little doggie, doggie dodo, and doggie dodo pick-up shovel, others my age here would actually be scooping and we wouldn't have had to outlaw walking our dogs in our neighborhood.

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  14. Coni, you made my day today!

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  15. Coni, that was hilarious, especially since I just dashed off an email to my condo management company about someone hanging the doggie clean-up bag from a tree...and they will need a ladder to get it down. Maybe we really do need to teach people to clean up after their pets!!

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  16. HAHA!!! I can't believe people buy these things!

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  17. I said the same thing to DH when we saw the commercial for that Barbie.

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