Sunday, October 01, 2006

Getting naked and other imponderables

Yesterday, Muffin Man decided that Cinderella Barbie, Prince Charming Ken, and Cowboy Pete were all wearing too many clothes. "It's bed-time! They need to put on their pajamas!" Well, they don't have any pajamas. And it's no good pretending that the sparkly blue princess dress is a nightgown because "it's just NOT, Mama! And that's all I'm going to say about it!" So, they're all downstairs in the playroom, in the make-shift bed (the top to a box of file folders), sleeping. Naked.

Why is this bothering me? I'm guessing it's because he had absolutely no desire to change what they were wearing before. He used to imagine that what they were wearing was whatever he decided it was at that moment. Pajamas, pink muumuus. Whatever. He could see them wearing it despite the clothes they really had on. Now he'd rather they wore nothing at all than that they wear clothes that interfere with his vision.

Also, it's a little creepy that Cinderella Barbie is still wearing her blue neck ribbon and Prince Charming Ken is still wearing his crown (sewn on y'know). Also, he's got on permanant underwear. With a fly and everything. Creepy.

Muffin Man is a bit worried about Cowboy Pete. "Why's he so much shorter than the Prince?" And I said, "Well, he's a different doll. He has to be small enough to ride his horse." And then, thinking of Frances, I said, "You know. Some people just are smaller than other people and that's really okay. There will always be some people who are smaller than you and some people who are bigger than you and they're all just the right size and you are too."
"I know. You told me that before."
"I'm glad you remember. Hugs?"


Phantom Scribbler said...

We've been having a lot of conversations about people coming in different sizes here, too. Thanks to the stress-all-the-time-about-Baby-Blue's-weight thing we've got going on, I'm sure. The best moment was when LG asked me, "Mama, do grown-ups who are really small like to be called 'dwarf,' or do they just like to be called 'grown-ups?'"

I said, "Well, what do you think?"

He said, "If it was me, I'd just want to be called by my name."


moreena said...

This is a great conversation. If I can keep the hugs for as long as possible, I will be one happy woman. That's really the way to end every conversation, isn't it?

Of course, Anni's always preferred her dolls naked for the most part. I've given up trying to keep the proper-sized clothing close to the appropriately-sized doll.

Also, thanks for the kind nomination.

Jenn said...

Hee, I used to strip my barbies nekkid and have them both be mommies (I never did like Ken). With their boobs and their arms out to hug, they totally locked together perfectly.

This really explains a whole lot about me, doesn't it?