I have been tagged by Linds at The Daily Knack to Think Differently about something today. She said that she stressed about this all day and I didn't want to do the same, so I decided the first thing that I thought of this morning would be the thing I would think differently about. Well, I promised Lolo last night that if she cleaned up her WHOLE room then she could open up her Valentine's Day cards to see what they all looked like. We cleaned the whole room and forgot to open the cards. She did not forget, she came running down with the box in hand this morning...MooooooooM You Promised!!! So we opened the box. It isn't Valentine's Cards that I need to think differently about, I actually think they are kinda cute and the kids really get a kick out of exchanging them. What I have decided to think differently about it is....Barbie's. I was never a huge fan of these unrealistic body shaped dolls, I thought they were too frilly, the shoes were too small, the boobs too big, makeup too perfect- totally unrealistic! When we were in the store picking out these Valentine's Day cards, I tried my best to "guide" my daughter to another choice. She was very insistent and I finally gave in. Today I am going to look at Barbie in a new light...the girls enjoy playing with them, they get along nicely, share, trade, converse, role play, pretend and in the end, so what if Barbie has big boobs, the kids are having fun and that's what is important. Besides, they are cheap and in the end I still don't have to put up with the other dolls that I despise......
I will be tagging:
Lizzy at Life According to Lizzy
Mary at Happenings Today
Cecily at My Chaos My Bliss
Heidi at Viking Conquest
Here are the rules for this meme:
Write a new blog post about thinking differently. State that the post is a part of the Think Different Challenge and include a link and/ or trackback to this post so that readers know the rules of the challenge. Feel free to use the above banner (inspired, of course, by Seth Godin). Include a link and/ or trackback to the blogger who tagged you.At the end of your post, go ahead and tag some fellow bloggers. Don’t forget to let them know they have been tagged.