Friday, June 22, 2007

Everything Comes Down To Poo

This one is for Meryl.

And in truth, everything does come down to poo.

Max is much better now, a week of Miralax has seem to done the trick. In other poo related news Rebecca has a new toy.

When Grandma and Grandpa came down to visit we all went to Walmart to do a little gift shopping. Nate and Jake made a beeline for the Gameboy items, Max opted for Legos and Pokemon and Rebecca got a Barbie.

I'm not terrible fond of Barbie, in fact I didn't even care for her when I was Rebecca's age. But my little girl is a very girlie-girl and loves all things pink and all things Barbie. I was a bit conflicted at first when Rebecca first showed interest, but in the end I went over to the pink side when Bratz came out. Compared to Bratz, Barbie is a paragon of virtue. So I settled on barring Bratz from the house and welcoming all that is Barbie.

Anyway, Rebecca got a new Barbie this week and it is one of the very few that I actually like and approve of. She settled on the Barbie and Tanner playset. The set features Barbie with her dog Tanner. There is nothing particularly remarkable about Barbie, but Tanner the dog is a different story. The dog is a Labrador retriever that eats and poops. You lift Tanner's tail and its mouth pops open. You place one of Tanner's treats in the now open mouth and then release the tail. When the tail is pushed down the treat is then "pooped" out. Barbie then uses her pooper scooper to pick up the poo and place it in the garbage can that Mattel so thoughtfully provided. The best part is that the treat box is connected to the garbage can and the poo drops into the treat box. Jake, Nate and I found this feature hilarious.

For the first time ever I got to watch Rebecca play with a Barbie along with her oldest two brothers. Admittedly it was mostly just the boys telling Rebecca to make Barbie whack herself with the loaded scooper, but it was better than the two of them fleeing at the site of their sister clutching a doll.

Everything comes down to poo.

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