• Mon, Jul 29 2013

I’m Going To Give My Daughter All The Barbies In The World And I Don’t Care What You Think

white barbiesPeople have been critiquing Barbie for as long as I can remember. She’s too skinny, her boobs are too big, she wears too much makeup. Her look is too homogenous: her body type and facial expressions are always the same, black Barbie is just white Barbie with dark skin, et cetera. She teaches girls to care only about appearance. Her body shape is impossible to achieve. She causes eating disorders.

Lay the hell off my Barbie dolls. I love Barbie. I love the clothing, I love the legacy and I love how Barbie and her friends have morphed with each passing decade. I don’t see Barbie dolls as anything more than a vehicle for a child’s creative expression. I’m not even hung up on Bratz dolls, either, although personally I don’t find their sassy expressions aesthetically pleasing. But if my daughter wants to play with Bratz, I won’t say no.

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I don’t think a doll itself can have that much of a negative influence on a child.

When we were kids, my sister and I used Barbies as unique characters in elaborate storylines, often inspired by my mom’s favorite soap opera, All My Children. Our Barbies had illegitimate children, miraculously survived natural disasters and pursued various romantic relationships. We incorporated elements from sitcoms, as well—for instance, there was a demolition derby in some show we caught on Nick At Nite, and we were captivated. We closed my sister’s bedroom door, turned on a couple of lamps for dramatic lighting, loaded our Barbie cars up with participants and clanged our vehicles around until they were all scuffed up. In retrospect, I think it was a healthy way for us to get out some of the aggression that little girls are encouraged to suppress. There was something so visceral and fulfilling about beating up our durable (they were hard plastic, guys, this stuff was serious) toy cars in a controlled environment.

Picking out a Barbie, for me, was like auditioning a range of actors for a lead role. I would take my time debating over which new doll to choose, while my mom, due to boredom and her passion for tidiness, rearranged and straightened the boxes on the shelves. We liked Barbies that didn’t look like us. My favorite was from the Dolls of the World collection, a Mexican Barbie I named Anita.

We used my mother’s vintage dolls to play the older characters in our games, because their faces were more somber. We had headless dolls who would appear as zombies or members of the “Naked Club,” a quirky subculture that occasionally tried to convert the clothed characters. We had teenaged dolls, tweens and babies, but our play usually centered on each of our main female characters.

This kind of imaginative play helped me develop my creative writing skills, and it bonded me intensely with my sister. It’s difficult enough to develop a consistent storyline on one’s own, but to fuse that storyline with that of another child is a rigorous creative process. We had disagreements, of course. We had fights. But we had some of the best times, too.

In my experience, a toy is what a child makes of it. My toddler thinks my bottle of contact solution is a musical instrument. She thinks her baby bathtub is a boat. I had friends who played with stuffed animals as if they were living pets. I had others who personified them, made them talk and sing. I had yet another friend who made all of her stuffed animals have sex, and when she tried to make my stuffed animals play this way I was extremely uncomfortable. Everyone plays differently depending on what they’re exposed to in real life.

I plan to show my daughter what it means to be a strong, complex woman through my actions. She’ll see that I enjoy wearing makeup and doing my hair, but that I have no problem sweating up a storm at the rock climbing gym. She’ll see how rich my life is because I read books, play piano and work hard at my writing career. When she looks at her mother and sees a complete person—not a shallow stereotype of a girl—a doll, even a fashion doll, will hopefully have little impact on her idea of femininity.

(photo:  jadedoz)

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  • Zettai

    Here freakin here.

    I played with Barbies and loved dressing them up and making up stories with my friends, or building little Barbie apartments. I knew I did not look like Barbie and never aspired to. I just wanted to wear her tennis outfit with the red white and blue striped collar. Barbie is what she is–a doll.

    I think when children have self-esteem problems–and it has happened to all of us at some point–many parents look for something to point their finger at. This isn’t a new concept. Angry child? Point at a video game. Depressed child? Point at some album. Many parents need to understand that family, above all else, is the main factor in a child’s self-worth. Nobody needs to be told they’re perfect, but nothing’s wrong with a few compliments or reminding your child how proud of them you are and how much you love them.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Amanda Low

      Indeed! My sister and I both had pseudo-eating disorders, but I blame it on a combination of peer pressure and seeing my parents obsess about their diets.

    • Zettai

      Understood. When I was doing sit ups and push ups at 7 or 8 it was because my older sister (who was, sadly, only a year older) kept telling me I was fat and making fun of me. My body issues started with her and to this day I don’t know if I can forgive her for that.

  • That_Darn_Kat

    The self esteem and body issues I had growing up had absolutely NOTHING to do with having 30+ Barbies/Ken/Friends. It did, however, have everything to do with a Grandmother who did (and still does) criticize me every time I went up a size (I was growing up, seriously, WTF?!) and try to have competitions on who could lose the most weight fastest (I was 12). I’m 28 and still have body issues, but that’s my own thing that I’m working on.

    I have a daughter who will be 7 this year. She plays with Barbies (and other Barbie type dolls), but she also plays with a sword, her brothers Avengers masks, and Nerf dart guns. I will try my damnedest not to let my body issues bleed over to her. I will try to lead by example the importance of healthy eating and exercise (starting once school is back in session and I have more than 5 minutes to myself). She knows she has to have fruit every day, and she has to have a vegetable with dinner. She is growing up as a geek (she’s started Doctor Who, has seen all 6 Star Wars movies, and watched the first Lord of the Rings) and has some amazing women role models to look up to. Barbie has nothing to do with it, though I will let her know it’s okay to not look like Barbie. She can play with Barbie all she wants…and I will play with her, if she wants.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Amanda Low

      Ugh, I feel you about the grandparent thing! I had grandparents who always commented on how many sweets we ate and how it would make us fat…drove me CRAZY.

    • That_Darn_Kat

      Exactly! She would take me to get ice cream, order me the largest size possible, then complain about how I was going to get fat. Dude, if you order a 9 year old a large ice cream, the kid is going to eat all of it, simple as that. She’d also almost always buy me fast food for lunch, because she didn’t cook, and it was too much hassle to have the foods I liked in the pantry and make them.

    • Emmali Lucia

      Jesus your grandmother had some issues.

      I’m so sorry you had to be put through that.

      My mother would occasionally insinuate that I was fat when we went clothes shopping together when I was a teenager (I was like a size 3, I was so freaking skinny!). One day I had a complete melt-down when I realized that I was then a size five, like I literally started bawling and calling myself fat and pudgey, she realized that it was totally her fault and never called me fat again (Although she did call me a slut once about a year or two later)

    • Blueathena623

      My grandmother once told me that it was a good thing I was smart because my sister was definetly the pretty one. Neither my sister nor I took the compliments very well.

    • Justme

      Words certainly have meaning, don’t they! My mother told me at age 13 that someday my metabolism was going to slow down and I was going to blow up and be fat. I was 13, almost 6’0, playing basketball and volleyball every day AND with a diagnosed overactive thyroid. She denies saying it to this day (apparently, I was just oversensitive as a teenager o_O) but it certainly impacted the way I viewed food and eating once I reached my twenties.

  • blh

    Thank you. You expressed my feelings on the subject much better than I can. I LOVED my barbies. and the soap opera storyline thing reminds me so much of how me and friends used to play lol. I only have a son but I hope I have a daughter some day so I can get her all the barbies and dolls and other things I still miss playing with!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Amanda Low

      Let your son play Barbies, no joke! You can play together!

    • That_Darn_Kat

      One of my sons favorite activities is playing Barbies with his sister. He does a higher, girl voice and plays pretend with Belle and Cinderella and that one from Monsters High. He’s 4. I’m sure someday he will outgrow it, but for now he loves it.

    • blh

      I would let him if he wanted to, but he doesn’t really have an interest in dolls and stuff honestly. He’s more about trains and cars and all that. We had one male cousin and a bunch of girls and we had to practically brainwash him to get hi to play house and barbies with us lol.

  • Jessie

    *Standing ovation* Fricken’ PREACH!!
    Can we also apply this logic to the Disney Princesses? Cause seriously. I am getting so sick of that refrain, just as sick as I am of the “Barbie is evil” campaign.

    I was pretty much raised on Barbies and Disney movies from the womb, and what few body issues I have DO NOT stem from those things. They stem from a mentally abusive girlfriend I had when I was a teenager and WELL out of the Babrie stage (I will never grow out of the Disney stuff, I am 26 and still love it).
    Dolls and cartoon characters are not going to make your kids hate themselves, people. Prohibiting them is not going to magically make it so they won’t have body issues or whatever nonsense you’re afraid of, TALKING TO THEM about these issues will. Telling them that dolls aand cartoons are fake and that it’s okay to not look like them, act like them, etc is what is going to help your child grow up confident and loving themselves just the way they are.

  • Ptownsteveschick

    I agree! I plan on letting my daughter play with whatever age appropriate thing she has an interest in. I am more interested in raising her to feel strong and powerful in her skin and body, and I hope she will be confident enough to laugh at the idea of wanting to look like a barbie, and feeling bad if she doesn’t.

  • Ellie

    Hell yeah! It’s just a doll for heaven’s sake. People need to chill and find real things to worry about.

  • SDA

    I don’t think I ever ONCE looked at Barbie and thought about wanting to look like her. I did want a red striped dress like the one I had for her! I was cracking up reading your article. I, too, used to act out things I saw or heard about with Barbie. I think it is a great way to release the imagination and feelings you are experiencing growing up. I would love it if my daughter loves Barbie as much as I did – I have all my things saved for her just in case!

    • k_milt

      Even as a little kid I could easily identify that none of the real women I encountered in day-to-day life looked like anything remotely resembling Barbie. Sometimes I wished I had her ballgowns and fun outfits and such, but at no point was I sad that my legs weren’t 43 feet long. I played with Barbie for many years, and then I grew out of it. A few years later I had green hair and wore black lipstick and was the exact opposite of anything Barbie. I’m not sure if Barbie told strangers/parents/teachers to go fuck themselves on a regular basis, but I would assume she did not. I most certainly did, though. Looking like Barbie was not even in my stratosphere, and I would have fought like a hellcat if someone attempted to Barbie-tize me and made me put blue eyeshadow and pink lipstick on my face – not to mention the sequined ballgowns. Heck, I’d still fight that and I’m 35 years old.

      My three year old daughter was recently introduced to the world of Barbie, and she’s in heaven when she plays with them. One is a ballerina, and she has a pink and purple tutu, and the other is a rock star Barbie in a sparkly prom dress for apparently no reason. She likes them. She likes pretty and pink and purple and sparkly and all those things. It’s who she is. But who knows – ten years from now she could have green hair too!

  • Rachel Sea

    That was my experience with Barbies, too. I think a child needs more risk factors than just having Barbies to spur an image disorder. If anything, her form made me think critically about high heels, because Barbie’s tortured feet didn’t fit into flats, sneakers or boots.

    I do find the current crop of Barbies more disappointing than those available when I was a kid. For a while there were an assortment of gender-stereotype busting, career women, but now it’s mostly homemakers, sex-objects, and pink collar jobs.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Amanda Low

      True…I’ve noticed it seems like it’s Fairy Barbie, Princess Barbie, or Fairy Princess Barbie.

    • Justme

      I wonder if that’s just because they know they’re competing with the Disney Princess juggernaut so they’re creating similar products? I read somewhere that Barbie’s sales have been slipping in the past few years…it would make more economical sense to not flood the market with the same “princess” or “fairy” idea, but instead to go back to those cooler Barbies of the 80s and 90s.

    • Justme

      Do you remember Rollerblade Barbie from the early 90s? She was my favorite…

    • Rachel Sea

      I do! I also remember a recall on the skates that sparked, because if you rolled her through a puddle of lighter fluid, she would ignite.

    • Justme

      I can still remember that smell…like bunt firecrackers or something. And she had a faux white and pink leather crop top with matching booty shorts.

  • Annonna

    Amen to this.

    I had Barbies as a kid. Except, they weren’t boring shopping math is hard stereotypes…they were space pirates and witches and fairy tale characters and sometimes got a little loosy goosy with GI Joe and my mom’s old John Wayne doll. The kinds of amazing stories that I and my cousins created for our Barbies to inhabit was some of the most fun I had as a child, and I believe that it helped me have the imagination that I still enjoy today. That kind of heavy imaginative play is something that I don’t feel like children these days get enough of, what with all the video games and structured playdates and the never going outside. I don’t ever remember thinking that I should look like Barbie…I was a little kid, not an idiot, and I was always able to understand that Barbie was a DOLL. I didn’t look like a CareBear, either, but I don’t recall any heavy self loathing about it. In fact, like you, my favorite Barbie was the redhead that didn’t look like me, though there were plenty of darker skinned, black haired Barbies in my collection too, as well as one with blue skin and blue glitter hair. (In all fairness, I think she was from Gem and the Holograms, but she was still amazing and was always the captain of the space pirate ship.)

    I think we need to stop putting our neurosis on kids so early, and just let them be kids and play with toys while they can.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Amanda Low

      SPACE PIRATES! I want to play Barbies with you.

  • geckomommy

    I also played out story lines from All My Children with my Barbies. That’s so funny!

    I agree, playing with Barbies didn’t do anything to hurt my self esteem – I think television, my family and my peers had a lot more to do with my self esteem.

    Barbie could be anything, that’s what I loved about her. Sure, she was beautiful and had amazing clothes, but she could also have any career imaginable and have a family with lots of kids and marry Ken or a G.I. Joe or one of the New Kids on the Block or another Barbie doll. It was some of the most fun imaginative play I had as a kid, with my best friend or by myself.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Amanda Low

      Hells yeah to All My Children! Haha.

  • TwentiSomething Mom

    OMG- I used to play Barbies with my cousins and model the scenarios off of All My Children too! We used to call it All My Barbies!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Amanda Low

      ALL MY BARBIES! Yes!!

  • Courtney Lynn

    Let me tell you, I’ve battled body image issues since about the age of 9. It was not because of some doll! It was the people in my life (my parents, sorry to say) who were overly critical of me AND other women where I developed the complex first. I think body image issues stem from a more direct hit than playing with a doll.

  • Wendy

    This is awesome! Barbie was great for me and imaginative play. It breaks my heart that my daughter never wanted any (or even my old ones…or my My Little Ponies either…). Alas, she wanted her own deal and she’s a stuffed animal kid to the core. But she has the same kinds of families/sagas going on with them that I did with my Barbies, and that you describe having with yours. Great article!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Amanda Low

      Thank you!

  • TngldBlue

    I don’t think Barbie themselves are the cause of low self esteem or body issues in girls. It’s the combination of factors-the dolls, the tv shows, the celebrities, the photo shopped to hell models in magazines-every where girls turn it’s the same message. That being said, my daughter loves Barbie, My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake…I’m sure she’ll eventually love Bratz, Monster Dolls, and every other toy under the sun. I’m not going to ban them because that is like a drop in a very large bucket. I can’t keep her in a cave. And I do think there are big benefits to using her imagination and creating entire worlds with her dolls. So I will model good behavior by eating right, exercising, and not criticizing my body and talk to her about all those things-body image, loving yourself, taking care of your health. Because at the end of the day I think (hope) what I do and say will have a greater impact on her self esteem and self worth than a doll or image.

  • Blahblah

    Sure, I thought Barbie was pretty. I also thought Morticia as portrayed by Anjelica Huston was pretty. I’d wear the longest black dresses I could find to be like her.

  • Justme

    I feel the same way about Disney movies and all the princesses. Toys can have as much or as little significance and/or influence in your child’s life as you allow.

    • disqus_RcnfTzAghr

      The only lasting influence a Disney movie has had on me into adulthood is my obsession with Belle. I wanted to read all the books like Belle did… and that love of reading grew into me becoming a librarian. I can’t see how that is a bad influence honestly.
      Okay, and I want a library in my house exactly like the one in Beauty and the Beast, that is probably a bad influence for my bank account.

    • Justme

      The librarian at my school says the same thing about Belle’s library!

      I just wanted to swim like Ariel so I would put diving rings around my knees and *swim* like a mermaid around the pool, carefully avoiding the pool cleaner…also known as *Ursula.* Ha!

    • disqus_RcnfTzAghr

      That is brilliant.

    • Justme

      That is why I have NO problem with my two-year-old’s current Ariel obsession. Why deny my child something that brought me so much joy as a child?

  • disqus_RcnfTzAghr

    I’m with you Amanda, I loved my Barbies, and I can place exactly where my childhood self-esteem issues came from, and it was from having psoriasis on my face and being bullied about it, and having my schoolmate’s parents tell them not to go near me because I might be contagious. It wasn’t because of my dolls.
    The only thing that I looked at my Barbies and thought “I really really wish I had that in real life” with was this awesome glitter purple motorbike, I don’t even think it was the actual Barbie brand, it was one of those rip-off brands, but it was cool and my favourite Barbie used to ride it.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Amanda Low

      Haha, that sounds like a badass motorcycle!

  • Simone

    Barbie’s part of a much larger problem, which is basically that women’s worth is portrayed in media as being contingent on their being thin and beautiful. That’s not debatable, it’s pretty much taken as factual these days. Of course playing with Barbies alone will not at once turn ordinary happy young girls into diet-obsessed waifs whose goals reach no higher than starring in a reality show and being waxed at all times, but it certainly doesn’t offer any impetus in the other direction, either.

    And Bratz dolls make me sick.

    • Tusconian

      I am really curious. I see this attitude a lot regarding Bratz dolls and I have never gotten a satisfying answer as to why. What is so abhorrent about Bratz dolls, aside from the fact that they’re more expensive than they should be?

    • Blueathena623

      I can’t speak for the original commenter, but for me, I dislike brats dolls because their proportions are even more out of wack compared to Barbie and they are supposed to be teenagers instead of adults. I have no idea of what Skipper looks like now, but back in my day Skipper looked more like a kid than the bratz dolls. Also, I don’t think bratz dolls have any occupations or anything (makes sense, being teenagers) while Barbie at least can be anything under the sun.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Amanda Low

      Yeah, for me, I just don’t personally like the way they look. And the name “Bratz,” hmm…just seems shallow, you know?

    • Crowther Amanda-Beth

      Skipper looks like a typical 15 yr old if 15 yr old were doll sized barbie and skipper’s little sisters look like kids of different ages. Youngest i infant/toddle Krissy about 2.5 inches

    • Simone

      The abhorrent thing about Bratz dolls can be summed up by doing an image search for Bratz babies. They are little dolls that are meant to be babies. However, their faces seem to be covered in makeup the degree of which is usually seen on transvestites or child beauty pageant competitors; they are sold with such appropriate outfit sets as unbuttoned black leather jackets and sparkling g-strings, and their sulky, pouty, bad-girl expressions are basically the same faces worn by porn stars. They are revolting and perhaps the most extreme example of attempts to sexualise children I know of.
      As a caveat, I have no feelings one way or another about transvestites or any other non-heteronormative persons. I don’t care about people’s sex lives. I just don’t think that costumery practices often associated with sexualised adult performers are a good thing to tack onto ‘baby’ dolls sold to children.

    • Simone

      Furthermore, notice how huge the eyes are on Bratz dolls? Even the sexy teenage ones with crop-tops and eight tons of makeup painted on? Things with big eyes are genetically very appealing to humans – puppies, babies, all young things have eyes that are disproportionately large because the eyeballs on infants are already their adult size. Eyeballs don’t grow. We’re programmed to want to nurture and care for things with big eyes. With Bratz teen sex-goddess dollies, what you have are dolls with big baby-eyes dressed like the Pussycat Dolls and I tend to find this constant and deliberate blurring of ‘sexy’ and ‘infant’ both dangerous to young women and girls, and humiliating to older women. It’s just seven different kinds of wrong.

    • L J

      Yeah, this was a month ago but AMEN! Barbies (though their proportions are extreme) are at least semi decent looking humans. Bratz just… almost embarrass me. Who gives their kids porn star dolls to play with?! The kid may not (probably won’t) look at the dolls that way, but a lot of this stuff is more complex than “give child doll, mind is effed”. Simone said it infinitely more eloquently than I did but I just had to say A FREAKING MEN!

    • Justme

      I don’t like Bratz because of the name and because their feet come off. Weird.

  • Tara

    LOVE this article! My little girls don’t have any barbies, but they do have plenty of princess dolls, and I couldn’t agree with you more. Personally, I never played with Barbies growing up, they were way too girly for me, and I definitely have just as many body issues as most women I know.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Amanda Low

      Thank you!

  • Tusconian

    I think stuff like Barbies and Disney Princesses being blamed for image disorders are honestly easy scapegoats for lazy parenting and a somewhat oppressive society. I’m sure somewhere, somehow a girl from a loving household who was always told that she was worthwhile and smart and beautiful and who was taught to be wary of beauty standards and aware of sexism in society changed her mind once she looked at her Barbie dolls, but I would say those girls are few and far between. Girls get their ideas of what is beautiful and how important that is from their families, their peers, and the ambient culture surrounding them. I liked Barbies okay, and what drew me to them was not that they were beautiful, but that they could do a lot of things and wear a lot of clothes. At that time, I was pretty sure that Amy Jo Johnson and the members of TLC were generally accepted to be the most beautiful women in the universe, so Barbie was just some blonde chick with an impressive array of careers.

  • zeisel

    I too, loved playing with Barbie and creating apartments for them. I never once thought Barbie was suppose to look real or that her body should be compared to a woman’s body, because she was a doll. She was like my other dolls that had weird exaggerations to them. They were all different. It wasn’t until I was in Junior High and started looking at teen magazines that I felt I was too skinny and didn’t have enough curves, because I was comparing myself to another teen/peer. Or the perfect complexion- that was from the magazines as well. A doll would have a nice complexion, because it wasn’t real, but the girl on the magazine was real and ‘had it all’.

    As weird as it may sound.. I think kids can think more logically when it comes to body image and comparing their bodies then adults. Do you really think they’re going to compare themselves to a doll then a real live body on a magazine?

  • Kaili

    I love Barbie. She was a teacher, lawyer, doctor, astronaut and a mom. She had her own mansion and own car and I can tell she wasn’t a trophy wife to a cashed up Ken. Barbie is strong and single (well actually my sis and I often made her a lesbian as she has some pretty hot friends).

    So what that she is pretty and looks good. Barbie haters remind me of women that automatically assume all pretty and put together ladies are stupid. Is it jealousy of a little doll?

    I think it’s just a shame we don’t credit kids enough – little girls know they won’t grow into a plastic doll. It should be up to their parents to teach them to ignore a media and culture that enforces unrealistic body types.

    • Zettai

      “I can tell she wasn’t a trophy wife to a cashed up Ken”

      This cracked me up! Preach on!

    • Crowther Amanda-Beth

      And all while raising her sisters cause her parents didn’t want to.

    • Natasha B

      I’m late to this convo…but right???? Where the heck are Skipper and Kelly’s parents???

    • Crowther Amanda-Beth

      Not that late you forvot Stacie. No worries their is now Chelsea older then kelly and krissy younger then Kelly. Crazy inded. Mattel has never gave us a direct explination. I have always pretend they were on a cruise and as of recently pretend they died. While wishing grandma had never told me about tutti and todd between skipper and Stacie. I pretend tutti and todd assed away sense they only made their dolls for like a year.

  • kitten

    My daughters have my old barbies, natural barbie boobs FTW

  • Rachel Heston-Davis

    I agree! The Zombie and naked Barbies thing made me laugh so much…one of my bffs (who sadly I didn’t meet until AFTER childhood) told me stories about their naked headless Ken doll named Jim who basically functioned as a valet to all the other Barbies in her entourage (I guess none of them minded that their valet/cab driver/carriage driver was nude?). They also had a Barbie whose feet had been stained green that they nicknamed Fungus Feet, and FF was usually the villain.

    Another dear friend and I used to make up elaborate 2 and 3 hour storylines using Barbies, stuffed animals, Legos…it was quite the diverse imaginative world. There was almost always a bad guy, who either got beheaded or imprisoned at the end. I don’t think the presence of Barbies particularly screwed us up. They were as likely to be fighting a dragon or fighting the money-hungry Ken doll who wanted to bulldoze the national park to create a shopping mall as they were to be changing outfits (yes, the money-hungry Ken doll was a very specific storyline that I still remember to this day).

  • Sky

    An alternative to Barbie is the Notalie doll, it’s a life size large doll and is becoming very popular in the UK with young girls as a companion doll!

  • knittyGritty85

    this is one of the greatest, funniest, smartest blog posts i have ever read . kudos to you! i just bought my daughter her very first barbie doll (an ariel doll), she’s 2.5 years old, to go along witht the little mermaid dvd i just bought.

  • Crowther Amanda-Beth

    Until. I was 10 or 11 my idea of barbie fun was to put her ona hot wheel and send her down a ramp seeing how far it went and w a s victory if Barbie fell off. After tbat sister and i made up insane stories withdolls. Funniest one is when ken and barbie were making out in living room and Kelly was upstairs taking her nap and Stacie comes home from gymnastics and is shocked but what she found and skipper was getting groceries

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