Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Reborn Doll Craze or Just Plain CRAZED?????

Welcome to another edition of Wacky Wednesday folks, and in my humble opinion, the ladies who are the subject of today's blog epitomize the word "WACKY"!!!!!! My good friend Heather hooked me up with a story she saw on The Today Show about the Reborn Doll Craze, and I just had to watch the entire interview. You can find it Here.


There is a group of women who collect baby dolls like the one pictured above (YES THAT IS ACTUALLY A DOLL, NOT A HUMAN BABY), called "reborns". Reborns are made to look absolutely, positively like a human baby, without the crying, shitting, or need to be fed. These wackos carry around the dolls like human babies in baby carriers and hold them and treat them like real infants. Now you might think the women who collect these dolls are childless and looking to fulfill a need. OH NO, the women who were interviewed were mothers with natural children of their own and some women were even grandmothers. They just happily put the dolls in their carriers and tote the dolls to the gym, bank, grocery store, wherever. And these wackadoos hold the reborns like real infants, and most strangers can not tell the difference. Some people were totally freaked out when they realized that the dolls were not real. I'm not sure what is more freaky, the dolls, or the women who choose to buy them. 

The women claim that holding a baby is "therapeutic", "soothing", and just "so relaxing", and when you have these reborns you can get that feeling anytime you want it. I got an idea for ya lady. How about a nice warm bubble bath with a big ol' goblet of vino? If that doesn't relax ya, perhaps a trip to the doc for a refill on your Xanax would do the trick so you wouldn't look like you just stepped off the crazy train carrying around a creepy ass lifelike doll, pretending it was real. DAMN, those dolls just give me the heebie jeebies folks. One husband even built an entire nursery for his wife so she could "take care of her reborns". She has preemies, 9 month olds and toddlers. The dude even built cribs for all those reborns. Holy shit, talk about two people who might need a respite at the ol' loony bin. Maybe they can get a two fer special????

Seriously folks, the only advantages I can think of to toting around these creepy dolls are the following:

1.  Most people riding public transportation would gladly give up their seats to a lady with an infant.

2.  Families traveling with an infant are allowed to board an airplane first (however, they still don't serve alcohol until you are in the air, so really what's the point).

3.  You would get the sweet parking space at the grocery store "reserved for new mothers".

4.  And folks, there is a damn good argument to be made that these women carrying around reborns like a live baby should be allowed to park in handicapped spots at any facility 'cause them bitches just ain't fucking normal.

Thank you Heather for the awesome scoop on this Wacky Wednesday.

Images Via: Google Images

18 comments:

  1. Do they make dolls that are suckle-able? That might be an attraction for some women. What do you think?

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  2. OH. MY. GOD. I thought I was a little off....

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    1. Yea my idiosyncrasies ain't so bad in comparison to that shizz.

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  3. I saw this segment when it aired, and I was just beyond words. I can't for the life of me understand why any woman, any sane woman that is, would recreate the inconvenience of toting an infant and all of his/her crap around with her for make believe time. No thanks! I didn't like all that stuff when princess was a baby, I wouldn't do it again for kicks...meds people...get some meds!

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    1. I can think of many accessories I'd rather don than an infant carrier and creepy doll. PAAAALEASE!!

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    2. OK, So Anderson Cooper must have read this, he is doing an entire SHOW on this creepy doll today. You scooped the Silver Fox!

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    3. I just saw that on Twitter, AND Anderson just happens to be my fantasy guy. It's destiny I'm tellin' ya girl, DESTINY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. OMG what is with those creepy things?? I saw a TV show once all about them and it freaked me out more than any horror movie I have ever watched.

    Don't even get me started about the people who buy those things and treat them like real babies...too damn weird!

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    1. Oh yeah I forgot, the proper term is not "buying" the reborns, it's "adopting" the reborns. Please excuse my ignorance.

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  5. I'm thinking about getting one and wearing in on my chest in one of those wrap around get ups. I could sit on a park bench while I smoke one of my cigars. You know just to fuck with people. (He's like that)

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    1. That is a great joke!!! Imagine one of the reborn parents coming up to you and trying to talk to you about the hazards of smoking around a creepy ass doll. I would pay to see you slap the stupid outta them!!!!

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  6. Other than the whole parking spot thing, this falls under "what the hell for?"

    I suppose it is preferable to say collecting cats and winding up on an episode of hoarders where everyone can see your cat crap infested home but it's till pretty farking weird.

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  7. I would carry one around if I could get something out of it. It would be even better if they came with SS numbers. I'll take 100 please...

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  8. Dayum... that is some crazy shiz there! They def aren't normal! That one with it's eyes open, will haunt my dreams... Giving me nightmares, TONIGHT.. Shit!

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  9. I am PETRIFIED of dolls. Those look so real. How can some say they are therapeutic??? They would give me nightmares!!!!

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  10. WOW!! They look so real and cute i love them they will make my dreams come true they are gorgeous!!

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