Thursday, August 4, 2011

When Dolls Go “Real Life” - AF

According to An Island Life: 

"In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response."

When my sister was little, someone gave her this life-sized doll for her birthday. The doll was almost as tall as she was and had those eyes that opened and closed depending on whether it was laying down or not.

Anyway, my sister was afraid of that doll and never wanted to play with it, so my mom just kept it in her closet, still in the box, where my sister wouldn’t have to look at it and freak out.

I never understood why that doll scared my sister. That is, until I saw a picture of those Reborn Dolls:

Reborn Doll Life Like Doll
Photo by teadrinker

No. Way.

If there was ever a doll (besides Chucky) that I would be afraid of, this would be it. These dolls look so real, they're creepy! It seems innocent, all newborn-sleeping-peacefully looking. But I bet once you let your guard down - BAM! You're dead! At least Chucky had a scar and a receding hairline to give him away.

And that's why Barbie Dolls are safer. They may give your kid a complex and an eating disorder, but at least you know Barbie won't murder you in your sleep.

My question today:

Were you afraid of dolls when you were growing up? 
What was something you were afraid of when you were a child?

Oh, and if you still want to scare yourself more, go ahead and click these links:

The Creepy World Of Reborn Dolls

If you’d like to participate, post your own question on your blog and leave your link at today's installation of Aloha Friday at An Island Life. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

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