...babysitter! Yea, that's it!
That idea never popped in my head when I this at the store today. I can't decide on what level any executive at Mattel thought this was a good idea. Aren't there better ways to illustrate a babysitter than to have her, washcloth in hand, attending to a child going to the potty? As if that wasn't enough, the potty is inteactive -the interior turns yellow with a brown "shape" and when you flush it makes a sound and the interior turns blue.
The next companion toy in the series, seems like a good idea, Barbie is a Pediatric Dentist -- with a moving toothbrush and a seat that makes gargling noises - that´s a little creepy but if you are scraping the bottom of the barrel for interactive noise-based ideas from the dentist´s office that´s what you get.
OK Mattel, listen-up, this is my suggestion for next year's I Can Be.. a Babysitter Barbie:
Comfy couch, universal remote control, flat-screen tv and interactive coffee table that makes "potatochip crunch" and "soda can opening fizz" noises when Barbie´s flip-flop covered feet are on it. The Kelly doll should wear sox of two different colors, flowery shorts, a turtleneck sweater, butterfly wings, and a crown.
I'm sure moms everywhere would be glad to share their ideas on the Babysitter doll.
I think you need them.