I love babies. Everything about them. (Even the sometimes yucky stuff.) But this baby, is well, different. Have you seen "Reborn Babies"? They are vinyl dolls that have been "reborn" and made to look like real babies. When I saw one online once I couldn't stop looking because it really seemed real. "How strange.", I thought.
Yesterday, while walking through the toy show, we saw someone selling them. Actually, the guy at the booth was holding this baby, rocking it back and forth, and treating it as you would an actual infant. I couldn't resist...I had to hold it. The man gingerly handed it to me, and its head dropped back. Habit, or instinct, or whatever, kicked in and I quickly held its head up. But ITS A DOLL!
So my question is this: How creepy is it that people want such a realistic (and in this case, somewhat purple) baby at their house? My friend (who took the picture) votes for extremely creepy. I'm inclined to agree with him. But, you know, all that creepiness seems to fade away when you consider this. Um...ewww.
By Mollie Johanson at Monday, October 27, 2008