My four-year-old discovered Barbie. Now, thanks to this pink evil force of tyranny, she's become something akin to a crack addict trying to get me to buy her a Dream House for Christmas. Granted, aside from the Barbie thing, she's a lovely child and she deserves a nice Christmas present. But I refuse to spend $100 for $1.60 worth of plastic with some pink paint on it! It's inevitable that a layoff looms in my future (I work in the tech industry, so it's just a matter of time), and I'd hate to think that every time I looked at that $100 dream house, I'd only be able to think of the Mattel executive eating a nice steak at Morton's while I play dolls for eight hours every day with my daughter during my period of unemployment. Can anybody offer some alternative to the Barbie crack house, uh, I mean dream house? Does anybody want to sell a hand-me-down dollhouse that might fit the bill? Is there a do-it-yourself option?