I was reading a guest post by the lovely Babymac over at A Baby Called Max.
It was all about Barbie – go read it… I’ll wait..
Ahhh the memories!
So I was going to make a very lengthy comment about my barbie dolls and memories but I thought – why not just write my own post.
My favourite barbie was Day to Night barbie and I was lucky enough to have her and her home and office set. She was so cool but I blame her for my desire to grow up and work in an office, which is a dream I achieved several times but it was never as glamorous as barbie made it look. Maybe it would have been better if I had a reversible skirt/ballgown and an ugly hat, or those gorgeous two tone shoes.
I found the commercials on youtube for your viewing pleasure.
I also had barbie’s dream horse, Prancer. I got him for Christmas one year and there were supposed to be stickers included to decorate Prancer with, but I didn’t get any stickers. A friend took pity on me and gave me one of her stickers. Prancer had a pink saddle which could only be ridden side saddle. This pissed me off so I made Barbie ride bareback.
A friend of mine had Ken and a car and the three story Barbie dream house complete with Elevator! I would go to her house and bring my five Barbie dolls with me and together we would have about eight Barbie’s and only one Ken. Ken got around a LOT. In fact, he was so promiscuous that he got one of the dolls pregnant and gave the rest of them AIDS. Not a very innocent play scenario at all. I blame Judy Blume and her book, Forever, that we would all read together and giggle at the naughty bits.