Sophie is DYING to get a Barbie-related garbage toy. As anyone who knows me knows, I am philosophically against anything having to do with Barbie, except for the Barbie character in “Toy Story 3,” who was hysterical. She’s seen some idiotic commercials and just has to have a Barbie.
What is pinkmenot mom supposed to do? I decided to make Sophie put her money where her mouth is. I explained to her that I don’t believe in Barbies unless she wants one to dismember, in which case I’d be happy to buy it for her. Her reaction to that comment was one of utter disbelief and disgust.
I then told her that she can get a Barbie but she’ll have to pay for it with her own money. The good news is that she spent quite a bit of her own money recently and doesn’t have enough to buy one. So I’ve been reprieved, at least for a few more weeks. In the meantime, I will not discuss it with her. At all. And I will continue to hope that between now and the time she has enough money to buy a Barbie she’ll be DYING to get something else instead.