S&M Barbies


So some of you might remember the tribute to my son when he turned 17. Well, my daughter also deserves a post because she’s very entertaining and the opposite of my son. This makes parenting interesting since I never have to deal with the same issues twice.

Tala is amazingly creative, she writes rockin’ poetry, she loves to create stories, and just like her mom, she is a total pantser. This drives her teacher, who wants her to plot, insane.

Her awesomeness doesn’t stop there, she sings, too. I placed her for voice lessons with a college student who is earning his doctorate in vocal performance. She plays the piano and composes her own songs. She takes musical theater class, and she likes to design clothes.

We did buy her a sewing machine but we need to get her sewing lessons. So right now her favorite medium is duct tape. Yes, duct tape, which she uses to make what I call S&M Barbies. She doesn’t know what S&M means, thank goodness. She wraps her dolls in a variety of duct tape which looks like vinyl S&M gear. It’s hysterical and bit worrying.

Tala is great, but I won’t lie: I am equally and excited and scared of what comes next for her and us.

And in honor of Tala one of her favorite Bollywood songs

22 responses »

  1. I really wish I knew what they were saying in that song! Why do they mix just enough English in to tease? And I’m pretty sure those outfits came from the ’80s ;-). Bollywood is so much fun! And I had no idea you could do that with duct tape. It really does do everything, doesn’t it!

  2. Your daughter is obviously very talented and has a ton of artistic endeavors she’s already accomplished. She’s still so young, who knows what path she’ll walk down eventually. We always wonder where our kids are headed but I’m sure the typical road will not be to her liking. And being different is a great thing.

  3. Some of those dolls look like they’re taken right out of The Fifth Element. I love it! It sounds like your daughter is going to have some really awesome things ahead of her (and sounds like a good person to call if I ever need costumes for some cool sci-fi flick)!

  4. I love the duct tape Barbies! My sons think duct tape is the best thing ever. They actually got a roll of it in their Christmas stocking.

    Cool Bollywood song and, though I could never pull it off, I’m rather in love with that orange dress in the video.

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