A few months back, my parents took BOTH kids for their first overnight stay at their house. They have each separately stayed over before but this time my mom demanded both children. Fine by me, I happily packed their stuff, typed out their schedules and sent them on their merry way. Jamie and I enjoyed the evening by going out to dinner and to the grocery store before crashing in front of the TV at an ungodly early hour.

The next morning, we decided to make the most of it and go out to breakfast. This never happens so we made it a point to throw on some clothes and drag ourselves out of the house. We chose a dumpy chain restaurant since it was close and we were really only leaving the house to make a point. The food was acceptable and as we were walking out, I noticed a crane machine. You know, something like this:

For some uncanny reason, I’ve always had a knack for these stupid games so I asked Jamie for a dollar to play. Sure enough, I won something on my first try. It was a Pebbles Flintstone doll:

I brought Pebbles home to add to the collection of useless stuff animals that my children have already acquired in their short lives. I really didn’t give her another thought until a few days later when we were playing in Graham’s room and I took a good look at her wardrobe. It’s obviously cold wherever she came from (Bedrock the Toy Crane) since she’s wearing a scarf, mittens and earmuffs. Why the hell is Pebbles otherwise dressed like a little whore? She’s wearing underwear, a skimpy, midriff-showing tank top and no shoes. Why even bother with the mittens if she was going to forego the shoes?

Looking back, Pebbles has always been scantily clad, even when she was a baby:

I can’t totally blame Pebbles for her wardrobe choices.  Obviously Fred and Wilma decided that they wanted to raise a stripper in training. With the name Pebbles, she doesn’t really stand a chance. I’m actually surprised that she didn’t emerge from the crane fastened to one of these babies:

That’s a stripper pole in case you were born in the 1700’s and have never heard of them. So  now I’m faced with a conundrum. Do I let my daughter play with Pebbles and think it’s ok to dress like that? I will obviously never buy her a Bratz doll or any other doll whose “look” I deem inappropriate so why should I let her play with Pebbles “Prostitot” Flintstone? Obviously I see the humor in the situation and for now, Pebbles is still taking up residence in my kid’s room but I’m thinking her days are numbered. Hopefully she’ll find herself a Sugar Daddy so I don’t have to throw her out on the street.

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  1. K
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    That is pretty funny about the clothes. Seriously-ear muffs are required, but not pants?

    Happy New Year.

  2. WickedStepMom
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    If Pebbles wasn’t a baby, this would be more of a problem, in my opinion. But, given the fact that she is a baby, I would let it slide. But, that is just me.

    I am still laughing about Prostitot though..

  3. Michelle
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    1. I love your schedule (yes, I clicked over and again, that was a post I could have written). I actually had one (typed) for H when he woke up with Peanut in the morning (for the 2 hours that he was with her before I came downstairs… this was when she was still not sleeping and those were the only 2 hours I could count on).
    2. I’d have serious issues with Stripper Pebbles too. I’d probably use her in my Media Studies class though (as a visual aid when we talk about gender).

    Michelles last blog post..Post Vacation Observations (or more random thoughts…)

  4. Cape Cod Gal
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    I would only worry if she was wearing thigh high boots.

    Is that stripper pole in your bedroom? 😉

    BTW, I read the scheduling post and I believe you and I are twins separated at birth. I schedule everything, label everything and organized everything. I am Martha Stewart on speed.

    Cape Cod Gals last blog post..Avoiding the 100 Things with Resolutions.

  5. Lydia @ On The Verge
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    Ear muffs and no shoes? Sure sounds like she is a stripper in training to me! Happy New Year! Thanks for the well wishes!

    Lydia @ On The Verges last blog post..Presents, Proposals, and Projectiles

  6. Cat
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    You can send her to me – I’ll keep her on top of my stack of Hustler and Adam & Eve videos. For when we want props.

    Cats last blog post..Death to "No Reply-Comment"

  7. HeatherPride
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    Totally with Wicked Step Mom up there. She’s a baby, so I’d cut her a break. But the Bratz dolls?? You gotta be kidding me. I can’t believe mothers actually buy those for their children to play with! I really hope they’re over and done with by the time Claire is old enough to ask for them!

    HeatherPrides last blog post..Resolve

  8. Sprite's Keeper
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    My concern with Pebbles is not her wardrobe, it’s her more than normal big head. Has she been checked? I mean, there could be underlying issues there. BamBam too.. Maybe they live near a power plant in Bedrock..

    Sprite’s Keepers last blog post..Disney Re-Cap Coming Soon…

  9. Christy
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    Is that the stripper pole from your bedroom, you sexy thing? LOL I had to…I don’t know…I think about that stuff too (and someone DID actually buy my girls Bratz dolls-YUCK!) I think you’re right–it’s fine for now, but maybe one day she’ll acidentally find her way into the incinerator?!

  10. GreenJello
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    What’s a schedule?

    And can I borrow your pole?

    GreenJellos last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

  11. feener
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    i took the girls to mcdonalds today and let them play in the play area. there are poles that swing a bit with a circle bottom to climb up. my younger one was wrapping her legs around the pole and hanging upside down. ALL I COULD THINK OF WAS HOW MUCH SHE WAS LOOKING LIKE A PROFESSIONAL STRIPPER. It was horrible.

    feeners last blog post..Doesn’t feel like NYE

  12. carrie
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    Prostitot, hee hee.
    Dolls like that urk me. I mean come on, what nut would dress like that in the winter. It least make it climate controlled.

    carries last blog post..Spin Cycle – Rolling Forecast Mixed W/Yom Kippur

  13. Amber
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    Yikes. My daughter has a bumload of Bratz Dolls. I know. Get out your tar and your feathers. They really are skanky but she honestly doesn’t seem to notice. Even the Big Baby Bratz Doll she has is wearing a freakin’ thong! But my daughter plays with ’em like they were Barbies so…that’s ok, right? I mean she doesn’t have ’em turning tricks or anything.
    HeatherPride- Don’t worry. They’re not making them anymore. Matell put the nix on ’em.
    My sister and her friends all buy each other a stripper pole for their 40th birthday. I think it would be fun!
    Green Jello-Let’s go shopping for one!

    Ambers last blog post..Well That Was Fun

  14. Captain Dumbass
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    Remember when Pebbles got older and her and BamBam had their own show? She was hot. What? I was young. But then there’s Kim Possible and that sexy mid-riff… Ariel and the clam shells… I should go now.

    Happy New Year, Casey.

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..A Tale Of Two Sicknesses, or The White Plague

  15. mrsbear
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    I’m also a little concerned about her feet. Only six toes? Not to mention she could probably use some corrective footwear. Doesn’t she have enough to contend with without the obvious threat of frostbite? Poor Pebbles. I blame her parents.

    mrsbears last blog post..Viruses Are Made for Spreading

  16. Sandie
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    I’ll never look at Pebbles the same! And add me to the tar and feather list: my girls have Bratz dolls, too. Though I’m happy to report they rarely play with them. They prefer Barbie over Bratz any day!

    Sandies last blog post..HASAY: I’m jumping in!

  17. Laufa
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    You have to remember, Pebbles does end up marrying BamBam, he’s not dressed with much either. She could always end up in a garage sale soon. Great job on winning her though.

    Laufas last blog post..Rollercoaster Holiday

  18. cyndi
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    We are a family of Claw experts, too 🙂 Harry won on his first try! I can’t believe you haven’t mastered the art of losing things yet….it will happen soon, I’m guessing! You are a funny girl, even if you don’t dress like a stripper LOL Happy New Year – thanx for rockin my 2008!

    cyndis last blog post..There’s something women like about a pickup man

  19. Irish Gumbo
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    I never noticed that earmuffs/no-pants thing before! Ha! Good one!

    Casey, Happy New Year from the Gumbo Clan!

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  20. steenky bee
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    Now I’ve seen it all. A pantless doll and a stripper pole. I guess I am from the 1700s cause I had no idea what that was. I’ve been to a strip club, and trust me, the pole didn’t look like that. Also, I just kept thinking “that is someone’s daughter up there”. I also thought, “if I had a bangin’ bid I’d totally strip for 6 months”, you know, just for some extra cash.

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  21. Jim
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    But she’s from the stone age. She can be forgiven those bad wardrobe choices.

    Jims last blog post..Spin Cycle: New Year’s Resolutions

  22. Jonnny's Mommy
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    Yeah, I always thought she was a little slut too…but then again…so are all the Bratz. I refuse to buy those for my nieces and luckily my sister-in-law is on the same page…..little sluts in training indeed!

    Hey, I can comment on your page at my house, must be my boss found out I was visiting your page and put a block on it or something 🙂 Can’t log on to comment there…hmmmmm….

    Jonnny’s Mommys last blog post..Who flipped the switch? Who? Come on! Who?!

  23. Katie
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    I swear to God, I met the live version a few years ago in an airport. This chick had the giant furry boots, a huge furry hat, a scarf, and a mini skirt and half shirt on. No coat, no pants. She kept talking about how cold it was in New Jersey. Well, duh bitch, it’s January.

    Katies last blog post..Peace Out, 2008

  24. Keely
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    Maybe you could offer her to the dog as a snack.

    Keelys last blog post..Rabbit.

  25. Toni
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    As usual very funny post. I suck at those machines by the way. Bravo on your talent! I would have never thought about Pebbles outfit in that way had you not brought it up. I guess I am just used to her being dressed that way. But I do see your point. I am sure that with you as her mother no matter what clothes the dolls have or have not Eliot will be just fine!

    Tonis last blog post..Through My Eyes Fridays – 4th Edition

  26. Luckily Heather
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    Amen on the bratz veto!

    Luckily Heathers last blog post..Gratuitous baby pictures

  27. phhhst
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    Pebbles’s a baby and lived in the stone age. It’s fictional. I don’t think your daughter would dress like her unless it was Halloween. My husband and I dressed like the Flinstones when daughter was two and we dressed her like Pebbles and she was adorable.

    She’s now a lovely 19 year old with no hoochy tendencies whatsoever.

    phhhsts last blog post..Friday Foto: New Year’s Day 2009

  28. Kirst
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    LMAO This post reminded me of my girlfriend who got a Stripper Pole in her living room and was having a get together and didn’t know what to tell her MIL who was coming. Soooo she put pillows around the bottom, flower garland around the pole and told her it was a Japanese tea table. LMAO As soon as I got there I was like OMG where’d you get the Japanese tea table, soooo cute!!! She gave me the evil eye and we’ve laughed about it ever since.

    Kirsts last blog post..A New Year, A New Me… Hopefully!

  29. Mocha Dad
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    As Chris Rock said, “A father’s main goal in life is to keep his daughter off the stripper pole.”

    Mocha Dads last blog post..Top 10 Mocha Dad Posts for 2008

  30. Becky
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    The pole is what really gives me pause. (If I had a dollar for every time I’ve uttered that sentence. . .) Kidding. But what a little skank! LOL, great post. And Happy New Year!

    Beckys last blog post..In Which We Get Locked Out, Are Doofuses

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