Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Babe's Alive


Brian and I had a tough time deciding what Christmas gifts to get for the kids this year. We were not real impressed with much of what they have out there and the ones we were impressed with, we could not afford. Well, it came time to pick a "big" gift for Lily and when I saw that little Baby Alive over there was 50% off at R US, I couldn't resist. "How cute!" I thought...Lily was such a big help when it came to potty training Ayden and here is a doll that eats and goes #1, #2 in her very own little potty...wow, this would just thrill Lily! I had such cute little pictures in my mind of Lily lovingly feeding and changing the little talking, blinking, giggling, sweet looking doll that I really didn't think much further than that.

Christmas came and the Baby Alive..."Cherry" as Lily named her was all the rage. What I didn't realize is that this thing needs to be potty trained...like, that's the novelty of it. Well, Lily ran out of diapers for the baby like, that. day...those things had about the absorbency of a band aid and little Cherry didn't "make it" to the potty at all that morning.
"I need to go potty", Cherry would say...only to say "ooops I had an accident" like 2 seconds later...*sigh* . Lily left Cherry on the floor and when Cherry gave me the warning...I snatched her up and raced to find her potty...COME ON, I just got done training Ayden, I was not about to train a doll!! So, the kids fed Cherry at her every complaint of thirst and she peed on Lily, Ayden and Brianna and Anjolie...which always resulted in a mess for me and squeals of laughter from the kids. This was NOT FUN, this was some cruel joke by the toy company. I wonder how many of them just sit at home and *laugh* at us poor moms racing these "babies" to the "potty". Insanely, I let Lily feed the thing "food" that came with it, which was a REAL mess as Cherry informed "I made a stinky"...and stained her dress *grrr*. Then as if all this wasn't bad enough, Lily put Cherry down for a nap and Cherry wet my sheets....as I cleaned little Cherry up, I noticed that someone had "fed" Cherry some of their dinner...penne pasta. So, I had to clean out Cherry's plumbing so she didn't grow mold *ahem* Finally, since Cherry wasn't getting much use out of her potty, I guess Ayden decided he would....YES MA'AM he did...needless to say, Cherry is on vacation now and won't return for at least a few months!

16 comments:

Barbara said...

This is so hilarious! I remember having a little rubber doll that drank and wet. I played with that doll so much, gave her so much water, that she finally had a hole to rot through her head!

I think the toy companies don't realize the problems they are presenting the parents who buy these sweet little toys for their children. You would think they would give the child time to at least change the diaper or get her to the potty some. I can see where that doll could definitely be a nuisance. :)

Sis. Julie said...

My niece got this for Christmas and I was shocked at what it could do. It used to be when the Baby Alive first came out that it didn't do like they do now. Modern day technology still amazes me. My niece loves her baby though. Mommy will have a tough time keeping food for that baby in stock...LOL!!

abrightnewdawn said...

O MY GOSH!!!! I just laughed SOOOOO hard, Heather! I was like crying trying to read it to Ross. We almost bought one for Angela. Who we were potty-training. Yeah I can just imagine how well that would've went over. Oh I AM SOOOOO GLAD we didn't. Whew. My husband actually laughed a few times right along with me and then said "Mooooommmmmyyyyy, when is Cherryyyyyy coming baaaaa-ack???"

Kimberly said...

Well, good to know, we will not be getting one for Elisabeth. I am sorry to hear about all the craziness with that silly doll. I am glad she is on vacation--you are a great mom, because with us she would have moved out and gone into witness protection. ;)

Heather said...

Witness protection! THAT is a good idea! Ha!

Heather said...

Ms Barbara..I am *cracking up* a hole in her head! Cherry will end up with that too..."head rot" lol

Sis Julie...the food for the baby is GROSS is totally looks like newborn nursing baby...waste ICH!!

Dawn...I'll box Cherry up and send her right on over girl..then you can really laugh :) and I will too! hahaha

liz said...

Why would they make a toy like that??? Oh my. She would have definitely made her way to the trash in this house.

Steve n Vickie said...

You got to love technology. It's pretty bad when you find yourself potty training a doll. Good place for it (on a long vacation :O

~~Deby said...

I needed a good hearty laugh today.....thanks for providing it..
hmmmm,,,maybe Cherry should ahhhhemmmmm...disappear, get misplaced....go to Doll Heaven...am I a Grinch?....no toy should be that demanding...hehehe...
Deby

Rhonda said...

This is hilarious!

Free In Christ said...

That is too funny! I would be putting that baby away for a long time, that is for sure.

Leah said...

hehe!!!! That's all I can say!

Robin said...

Heather--you really should be compiling a book. This is good stuff! TOO funny

Cheryl said...

RIP Cherry! I am sorry Heather, but that was a hoot! Thanks for the great laugh!

Heather said...

yeah...it's funny now ;)

Rebekah said...

OH my word, that is sooo funny! I was laughing so hard that my mom wanted to know what was so funny so I read it to her and we both laughed so hard... Thanks for the giggle! :)