Ken Sean Carlson. He is the object of Poppyseed’s desire. At least as far as her make-believe world is concerned.
Over a year ago, Poppyseed added a “boy Barbie” to her wish list, saying, “I need my very first boy Barbie because when the other Barbies say ‘help,’ who is going to save them? That’s why. That’s how it goes in princess stories.”
Well, Tante PepGiraffe came through this Chanukah and Poppyseed’s eyes were all aglow as she beheld her “very first boy Barbie.”
He’s so hot!
Yes, my seven-year-old daughter is actually a teenager shoved into a tiny, lithe body.
FrumeSarah: Do you even know what that means?
Poppyseed: Yes. I figured out that it means ‘really, really cute.’
But “really cute” is in the eye of the beholder. For the first time, I understood why ethnic dolls are important. They reinforce ethnic and cultural identity. I look at Ken and am left cold.
Where is the dark haired, glasses-wearing, kippah-toting fashion doll??