Sunday, April 29, 2012

I'm a Barbie Girl

Remember Aqua and the Barbie Girl song?  Life in plastic, it's fantastic!  It's just a silly, funny song about Barbie. 

She's such an icon, her life has been full of controversies and lawsuits over the decades.  But nonetheless, our house is full of Barbies.  My four year old plays with her Barbies on and off.  She set them up like this over the weekend.

The horse is right behind them, in that enclosure of some sort and her convertible is right behind the horse.   These dolls come with a lot of gear and accessories. LOL!

There are maybe 5 more dolls hidden in closets from past birthdays and Christmases.  That's not including my collectible collection of maybe 20-30 Barbies?  She hasn't even seen those.  Surprisingly, I haven't actually bought her any Barbies myself.  I'm glad many generous family and friends have. 

Growing up, I think I had 2 or 3 Barbies.  And they were factory rejects.  We had cousins who worked in a  Mattel factory in Bulacan, Philippines back in the 80s.  I think that's how my sister and I got our dolls.  I don't remember opening any standard packaging for Barbie.  They came as is...and maybe with a pair of legs that were a bit different tint from each other.  I played with them a lot.  We had a nanny who made clothes for them, too.  Street vendors outside of our school in Cubao also sold their Barbie clothes cheap.  So we had quite a collection.  I brought a few of those clothing with me when we moved to the United States in 1988.  I don't have them anymore.  Now we just have a bunch of dolls chillin'...

Ooops, actually the 4 year old just told me, "they're eating breaktas (breakfast)."  Umm, ok.  Imagination, life is your Aqua.

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