Back to school sale! Christmas in July! Usually this means I stock up on 65 cent crayon boxes because hey, my kids are babies. They're happy to tear into anything on Christmas morning so I may as well score some cheap Santa swag when it's on sale. However, we've run into a snag. The Breast Milk Baby.
There was an article in today's Trib about this doll that simulates breast feeding. I'm sure you've heard of it. I guess the only news is a) it's coming to the States pending some marketing thing and b) my two-year-old wants one. Now. Yesterday. (Which is possible, despite the US marketing delay.)
We figured this out when I showed her the picture to see what she thought. "Look baby, a doll that drinks breast milk!" Say no more. Now she can't stop talking about it. MAMA PLEASE! PLEASE MAMA! I heard for an hour after showing her the paper. She carried it around with her and begged me to make it pop off the page.
I have to say, I think it's a fine idea. And why not? I breast feed her sister and it's not like the doll is going to latch on her her real flesh. I really don't get why this thing is such a big deal. Oh, because it's puritanical America where water is flat, coffee is weak, wine is for alcoholics and breast milk is for sexxy perverts. So ridiculous.
I love this doll! It might even occupy my toddler long enough for me to actually breast feed. I just need to find some pretend cloth diapers and fake mashed organic produce for it and it's a full-effect fake Stella.
Wait. This just in. Apparently there is a wave of underground knitters making "birthing dolls" and the market has responded by mass producing MamAmor, the birth-giving doll. There, I draw the line.
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