Despite my efforts to minimize my daughters' exposure to the Barbie brand, we inherited a Barbie Farietopia movie: The Magic of the Rainbow.
What can I say, it was GREAT! I was totally sucked in. So, against my better judgement I went ahead and ordered the other movies in the series.
K: Why didn't you want to order them?
Me: Well, darling, some people think Barbie dolls make little girls think they need to look like Barbie. And I want you to know you're beautiful the way you are.
K (frowning at me like I just said something crazy): Who wants to look like Barbie?? She's not even real!
Well, what do you know? A new generation of smarter women.
Me: And you know you're beautiful just like you are, right?
K (shrugging): Yes.
Me: And you know it doesn't matter, it's what's inside that counts, right?
K (complacently): Uh huh. But I'm beautiful, too.
I am such an amazing mother.