Sunday, November 14, 2010

Almost As Real As Mason

Can you tell what this is?

If you can, my hat's off to you.  When Gabi brought it to me the first time, I was like, what the heck IS this?  If you haven't figured it out, here's a hint.

That's a popular Brazilian doll.  Pretty realistic, no?  And it's going to get even more so.  If you still haven't guessed, take a look at this.

It's an umbilical cord!  I may be a bit behind the times when it comes to dolls, since I seem to be behind the times in everything else, but I have never seen a doll with an umbilical cord before.

I shouldn't be surprised that Gabi loves it.  She was obsessed with Mason's umbilical cord stump falling off, and checked his belly button constantly.  One day it was just gone, and she was so disappointed that she'd missed the big event.  I heard about it for WEEKS. 

Now, thanks to her Aunt and Uncle, she can recreate what she missed to her heart's content!

Another doll thing that I've never seen before is the hair. 

They usually have little tufts of hair all over, with short curls or long braids.  I wrote about it the last time I was in Brazil. 

As for the hair, that is something that Gabi does NOT like.  Umbilical cords in, tufts of hair out.  Which is fine with me- some of those tufted dolls look a bit on the sinister side.  I already get creeped out enough when I run into her giant Barbie doll in the middle of the night.   


  1. We have a similar doll (sans umbilical cord, darn it!) and anytime he goes anywhere with us we get a lot of concerned looks.

  2. Did I ever tell you that Legare's real name (as opposed to blog name) is Mason? 'Tis true...Mason was my maiden name.

  3. Phew! I was afraid it might be something else that sometimes gets snipped on boy babies... ;)

  4. OMGosh - you all know what we were thinking... thank goodness it *wasn't* ;)

  5. I'm with you on the creepy hair issues for dolls! :)

    The umbilical cord though? Wow. I got that it was a doll part from the first picture, but it took me a loooong while to figure out the umbilical cord. INteresting!

  6. I dunno, the clip looks more realistic than the cord, IMHO. LOL But that doll is pretty amazing. The rolls!

  7. Ok, that is the most disturbing baby doll I've ever seen. ;-)

    Oh, wait. No, never mind. That weird "tufts o' hair" doll is the weirdest doll I've ever seen.

    What is WITH Brazil?!

  8. Not a big fans of the tufts of hair baby doll! Kinda weird. The other baby with the umbilical cord... very realistic. But it looks very uncomfortable. I want to tell it to lay down and relax! :)

  9. I find that doll terrifying-looking and you don't even want to know what I thought was going on with that...appendage and accompanying...crankshaft. ;)

    Glad Gabi loves it though! :)

  10. Okay, that is a VERY realistic looking baby! And I've never seen one with the cord either! Weird and cool all at once! lol.

  11. I don't think my eyebrows could have gone any higher when I saw that. Wow.

  12. Whoa! That's a little intense. As a girl who always loved dolls with long hair, I think I might have been a little sad with just those few tufts :/
    Meanwhile, apparently I'm a little late on this, but welcome back! I was so excited to see your name come across my comments :D

  13. Oh my word! That first picture freaked me out. How funny and realistic!

  14. I have to say...i think thats pretty disturbing.


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