My three year old daughter received several Barbie Dolls for Christmas. She even requested a “Mermaid Man” (shown above), although Barbie does spend quite a bit of quality time with G.I. Joe. As you can see from the picture above, it seems that ALL doll of hers seem to be prone to nudity. For the record, we are an emotionally healthy household and DO have boundaries. No one walks around our house in their underwear…not even Daddy (me).
My question is this:
What’s the deal with the nudity thing? When you were little, did your doll play match this?
Seeing a couple of naked dolls in a car strikes me as dangerously prophetic. Does my daughter have THAT accurate view of dating? Should I only start worrying when it’s Mermaid Man one day, and G.I. Joe the next?