Aaron: So I deleted that weird picture of Kayla's Barbie Man off my phone...
Me: Barbie Man? What in the world? Do you mean Ken doll?
Aaron: Uh...yeah...Ken doll... Don't put that on Facebook, okay?
And while it generated at least 15 comments of mockery, not one person asked why Aaron had a weird picture of a Ken doll on his phone in the first place. And that concerns me for all of your sanity as well as ours.
Disclaimer regarding sanity: This case of mistaken identity is coming from the people who, while riding on the ferry to Ellis Island in NYC, thought this man was David Hasselhoff :
So much so, that Aaron crept into the picture with him:
With that said, today, after over a month of cyber silence from "The life I I never dreamed of..." I bring you "The Explanation of the Weird Picture of a Ken Doll (aka Barbie Man)."
Flash back to February, when the makers of Old Spice delighted us with this amazing commercial and then several subsequent commercials that were just as awesome:
Aaron and I love these commercials. A lot.
Now flash side ways, LOST-style, or something like that to the second week of August. I went to Hot Springs, AR to lead a missions trip to the Hillcrest Children's Home. On the second day of my trip, I received a picture text from my husband. And while the actual picture I've posted looks nothing like the man in the Old Spice commercial, imagine viewing it grainy and pixelated (like those pictures of Sasquatch that you see on the internet) on a tiny, pay-as-you-go, piece of junk phone. It could be anyone, right? Plus, it had the deceptive caption I've posted as well. (Keep in mind the aforementioned Hasselhoff mistaken identity):
Look at your man, now back at me....
After seeing the horribly grainy, pixelated, famous-picture-of-the-Sasquatchesque picture text on my phone, I was slightly concerned that the Old Spice man was baby sitting my daughters while I was in Arkansas.
Upon my arrival home to temperatures below 105 degrees, I asked to see the picture Aaron had taken from his Droid. And the photo was much clearer and looked nothing like the Old Spice man. I told him that he was weird and ridiculous. But for some reason, at that point he didn't delete the photo.
Several days ago, he finally chose to do so, and thus "The Barbie Man Exchange" was born.
Aren't you glad that you waited over a month for this?