Wednesday, May 13, 2009

try, try again

i'm going to try really hard here to not look like i'm trying really hard to not sound like a mommy blogger. the point is this, yes i have a kid and yes i spend most days with her as opposed to adult company, but as much as i am immersed in kiddie culture at home i do like to think that i have other things to talk about.

right, so that's when i re-read some of the things i've written and upon realizing that they're about my kid's toys or poop or cute faces, or about my dog's toys or poop because he may as well be a mentally challenged toddler (is that pc?), i got annoyed with myself.

but then the other day i was reading sally's blog and she had some pictures of these fabulous 'alternative lifestyle' barbies. i don't know why but transgender barbie really struck a chord with me (NOT sarcasm, i swear!), heshe looked so pure and happy expressing hisher true self. i was torn between thinking that i must procure one immediately for little miss, and also that i must keep it for myself and let her play with something a little more baby speed and less adult humor-ish. ah well, she's a smart gal, i'm sure she'll let me know which type of barbie (or any other doll, not necessarily that doll) she prefers.

i, one the other hand, have never owned a barbie. not one. ever. i was way more into my little ponies. their flowing manes and tails were so fun to comb, and they all had cute pictures of stuff on their butts. my brother had an endless stash of he-man figurines that he let me play with to ride the ponies, as long as i lent him my ponies to be the cavalry in a massive battle sequence taking place on the stairwell.

so now as i'm sitting here remembering that i never had a barbie, i also remember the smell of the my little pony. each was the same. it was that powdery, rubbery, faintly floral smell that was unique to plastic horse hair and bodies. do they even still make those things? because if they do and someone were to open a brand new one within about 20 feet of my nose, i'd be a little kid again, giving my cousin a funny look when she pulled out a big box of nudie barbies suggesting we dress them for a party.

i definately did work with a guy once who had a really, really long ponytail that actually smelled JUST like my little pony. if he weren't such an asshole i would have asked about his shampoo and explained my dear affection for the plastic horse hair smell. but alas, it wasn't meant to be.

maybe i'll buy some for the fuss just so i can sniff them first before she proceeds to chew them and get them all slimey and gross. she won't mind, cheery little thing, she's always happy to let me play with her toys.

i need to get out more. help...


the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

If it's any consolation, I've never owned a barbie, either.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Oh, and poop stories probably doesn't make you a mommy blogger. Telling us that your kid did something SO cute that we MUST see it and/or read it...that would qualify.

Jerrod said...

You kind of nailed my childhood with He-Man. My sister didn't have My Little Ponies, but she did have Strawberry Shortcake and friends. Epic battles for sure.

Side note: Don't change your writing. Ever.

miss. chief said...

i pretty much hate mommy bloggers and i like your stuff a lot so i don't think you are one of them

what is with barbies ALWAYS being naked? sluts!
i had ponys and barbies. and they lived together as equals in the same house.

Sally-Sal said...

I had lots of Strawberry Shortcake stuff, and last year at Bath and Body Works, I bought some lotion because it smelled like one of the dolls.

I like your blog.
The end.

miss. chief said...

your questions are ready

Lana said...

mjenks- i know you had your own box of nudies under your bed, it's ok, we're all adults here. and i like your logic about poop talk.

jerrod- maybe he-man was invented specifically for sibling orchestrated battle scenes. and thank you :)

miss- that first line there was actually more of a joke for you and because i didn't have a greay segue for my little pony. although, looking back on it, i guess i really didn't need one.

sally- i so hear you with that kind of thing, i'd wear my little pony perfume if it existed.

Brian said...

Don't even get me started on He-Man...I have enough material for a blog just on that one topic alone. I think I had 65 billion He-Mans when I was a kid. And I know I'm not the only one...where did they all go??

mylittlebecky said...

i looooved my little pony smell (hence my name). if you ever find that smell, tell me! that sounds inappropriate.

Lana said...

b- i don't know but let's bring them back

mylittlebecky- hi, and love the name :) i'll keep my nose on lookout for the smell