Sunday, December 23, 2007

How Many Hannahs?

Every once in a while during our Sugar Cookie activity, Kenz would pick up her Hannah Montana Doll and press the tiny button on her belly. The song can be abbreviated to two lines by putting the knob under her arm in the down position, but we were hearing the long version.

I can't think of the name of the song now, but it wasn't Best of Both Worlds or Nobody's Perfect.

Whatever it was, she really liked it. Kenzie's head would bounce around as Hannah danced in her hands, their gazes fixed.

"That is a big sound coming from that little doll," my husband remarked.

"One more time, and that's enough from Hannah," said Kenz's mother.

This Barbie-size doll, Hannah, is number four for Kenz. It was a Christmas gift from a preschool friend's very generous mother who has three boys and "loves to buy for little girls."

Kenz's fifth mid-November birthday party gifted her with the other three dolls, one of which has the musical capability through a speaker on the belly. That one bellows out Best of Both Worlds. I have officially declared this song, by the way, the Grandparents theme song, the repeating stanza anyway. I say this because of the old adage... Grandparents can spoil them and then give them back.

You get the best of both worlds
Chill it out, take it slow
Then you rock out the show
You get the best of both worlds
Mix it all together and you know that it's the best of both worlds
You get the best of both worlds
Without the shades and the hair
You can go anywhere
You get the best of both worlds
Mix it all together
Oh, yeah
It's so much better 'cause you know you've got the best of both worlds

The Hannah craze has really exploded. Hannah started creeping into Kenz's world I would say last spring. (Of course, Nana helped.) There's Hannah lip gloss, Hannah jewelry, Hannah Boots, Hannah Tee Shirts, Hannah games (see earlier post about Lead in Toys). There's Hannah everything.

I will make a prediction though, and that is--- the 10.99 long blonde Hannah wig will be 1.99 after Christmas. I saw hundreds of them untouched in packages in a busy toy store.

Earlier this month I did see a whole group of girls about seven years old in the mall sporting their Hannah outfits right down to the wigs which were on their heads quite neatly, which I can attest to, takes more than a few minutes of arranging and pinning.

Barbie's clothes are too tight for Hannah on the top, but other than that she fits into Barbie's car and other accessories without a problem. I just thought of something. I don't think Disney will settle for Mattel's housing and vehicles. If they don't have them already, pretty soon there will be Hannah Homes and why not Hannah Hotels; she is after all, a movie star.

I'm sure someone somewhere is plotting all of this on a graph and flooding the market with anything that anyone will ever want or need --- complete with a picture of Hannah Montana on it.

Maybe Hannah is the new Barbie or maybe like the wild fires in California, Hannah will fizzle out.

Maybe someone will invent a jump rope jingle. (I will)

How many Hannahs do you have?
One, two , three, four..
Hannah is a singing doll and we want more.
One, two, three, four......

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