November 08, 2008

Barbie and My Daughter on Math

I worked for Mattel when the Barbie doll was at its international peak, shortly after the Teen Talk Barbie notoriously proclaimed, "Math class is tough!" But really it was not her political gaffes but the Disney Princesses and their saucier sisters, the Bratz dolls, that dethroned Barbie.

When Jessica was almost seven, an English exercise required her to put the following words into a sentence: lettuce, magic, underground, and sweet.

Jessica's answers:

1. I ate the lettuce.
2. Math is magic.
3. Satan is underground.
4. I am sweet.

Camille commented, "I should be bothered by number 3, but number 2 is the one that really disturbs me."