doula action figure not included
I can't really tell you how I got onto this ridiculous web-traipsing tangent but imagine my delight when I discovered you can actually play with the mommy from the cover of What To Expect. Maybe pregnant dolls help older kids feel good about a sibling on the way, or a changing mommy, but the sight of Midge was just too much for Wal-Mart shoppers. Apparently, Midge was planting naughty ideas in little girls' heads, (not to mention the fact that she's grotesquely anatomically incorrect). So, I found a more PC version. But I have to say that even with the stringy yarn hair this one may be a little too close to the real thing. You can also educate your children with an idealized pregnant American housewife who "comes with baby and special key to unlock Mama's girth." Or try this modern day Madonna and child .
This takes the cake for me -- you can actually genetically engineer and then "adopt" your own "reborn" baby doll.
Maybe Mattel can supply Wal-Mart with a special MIdge+Stork set. Or "Immaculate Conception Midge"?
comment by rebecca at June 13, 2005 10:44 AM