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.
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