Her Bad Mother

Monday, February 27, 2006

This is not the doll you're looking for...

Over at the Blogfathers' site, there's been some discussion about the evil that lurks at Toys'R'Us. But really, hello? The Death Star of toy stores? It's ALL evil. And we're ALL, at one time or another, sucked into its Tractor Beam. Who among us hasn't flirted with the Dark Side, having been exposed to a) the promise of the sweet, sweet relief of rested arms (only gained once Baby has been put at the controls of standard-Death-Star-issue Command Center from which, presumably, she will blow whole planets to smithereens), or b) the plaintive cries of the child who is seduced by the glitter and glam of the playsluts - the Bratz, the Barbies, et. al. - who leer suggestively in the aisles of the Death Star.

I've no experience yet of the latter, as Baby still prefers bright simple colours and shapes and is (once settled down comfortably in my arms/the baby jail/Central Command) easily amused by any manner of object. But the day, I fear, will come, when she screams for something, in Dutch's words, pink and slutty. Something else to keep me awake at night once I've exhausted my obsessive struggle against ugly baby gear.

But I have a weapon.

Meet Bicephala...

This is not the doll you're looking for...

Bicephala, or 'Biccy,' as she is known to her tight inner circle of friends, is the Cool Kid Around Here. She stays out of the politics of Baby's world, and avoids the controversies and struggles for power that preoccupy most of the other toys (hello, Whoozit?). She just hangs back (yeah, there's a pack of Marlboros tucked into that skirt) and observes, biding her time until she is needed.

And that time will come, my friends. Of this there is no doubt. When the Bratz and Barbie brigade loom on the horizon, she'll be ready.

And she will Kick. Some. Ass.


Blogger Christina said...

OK, I love the doll - where did you find it? I think I may have to get one for my daughter...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I see we have something else in common beyond having daughters - 2 Siamese cats! I adore my Siamese, and my daughter loves to play with them as well. Her first word was "kitty!"

7:40 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Re: nightmares - have you seen Whoozit? Just one big blue face. And C.O.W.? Just one big cow head. The absence of bodies on creatures will, I think, be creepier fodder for nightmares. Besides! Such pretty heads!

Re: where to get - NYC, or www.devoutdolls.com. I'll edit a link into the blog.

Re: Siamese cats. Rule. The. World. Do you have pictures of yours at your blog, Christina?

9:32 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Oh, and about the rubber thingy for snot? Tried it. Didn't work. Desperate measures were necessary,

9:33 PM  
Blogger jdg said...

Ha! Love it.

For more BRATZ alternatives, check out these handmade dolls:


You might as well take evil all the way (there's no good reason to just be kind of evil)

2:44 AM  
Blogger C Merry said...

:) ! I love that doll, or dolls since she has 2 heads, I have no problem with the Bratz (obviously) but I love other dolls too. I have a doll that looks just like that but she is more black and purple colored, bought her ina cool shop in Seattle. :)

Bratz World

11:05 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

You can see one of my Siamese here: http://amommystory.blogspot.com/2005/12/cordelias-language-explosion.html

And the other here: http://amommystory.blogspot.com/2005/11/parenting-lesson-of-day.html

I have a blue point and a seal point. Both males. I had a seal point before them, also. I adore Siamese cats. Do you have pics of yours?

4:32 PM  
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