Abby has been to see a lot of doctors in her short life. As a baby, she battled kidney infections on an almost monthly basis. She’s had more stitches on her little body than I can even count, a ride in an ambulance when she split her head open, and some much-needed assistance from some very handsome firemen. And less than a month ago, she had surgery.
The point of her brief medical history: she’s scared of ANYONE in white coat. And for good reason.
So I got her a pediatrician Barbie (see above). I thought that maybe playing with Dr. Barbie at home might help her get used to white coats during real office visits.
Other than the teeny tiny tongue depressors, which were OBVIOUS choking hazards, it worked like a charm. She even says now that she wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Nice work, Babs.
I thought I’d look for another type of “smart” Barbie for her birthday gift. Turns out Dr. Barbie is part of an “I Can Be” series. According to Mattel, the series allows little girls to “try on” fabulous careers. A quick look around and I discovered there is a wide array of inspirational occupations as part of the series. Right now, little girls everywhere are daydreaming about successful becoming a Baby Sitter, Lifeguard, Ballerina, Dolphin Trainer, Rock Star, Wedding Stylist, Pizza Chef, Snowboarder, Ballroom Dancer, Ballet Teacher, Movie Star or even a Bride!
Yes, having a career as a bride is totally the same as growing up to be a doctor.
So what did I order? This.
Computer Engineer Barbie, of course! I am from a family of geeked-out computer nerds. I read in a review that her laptop spells BARBIE in binary code. Until they come out with copyeditor Barbie, this will have to do.