I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, February 22, 2016

Let's Talk About Barbies

Me- Barbies, wow! Aurella and I used to love to play Barbies. We played games where the Barbies were in high school. My main character was always the most popular girl in school. I got to be all the other characters too. Aurellla got to be my sister. At mine's house, they would always have all the clothes and the shoes.  Aurella's always got to have one dress and one pair of shoes. Sometimes, I let her borrow the clothes. Mine always got all the furniture. Hers always got one bed. Mine always got the cool boyfriends. Hers always got one nerdy boyfriend. We both always got one dog who later in the game always had one puppy. Then, later in the game mine and mine's boyfriend and hers and hers boyfriend would get married and have kids. I loved Barbies!
Mom - When I was young, I loved to play Barbies. We mostly had Barbies, but we also had a bunch of Skippers, a few Kens and even a Francie and a PJ. They don't make Francie's anymore. She was sort of between Barbie and Skipper. They didn't make Kellys and Krissys then. They did have a Kelly, for a while, but she was like Barbie's friend or something not a little sister. PJ was a dark haired Barbie. I don't know if they make anymore of those either. We had all different kinds of Barbies: Suntan Barbies, and Skater Barbies, Fashion Photo Barbies, Superstar Barbies and Quick Curl Barbies among others. Growing up Skipper and Suntan Skipper among others. Superstar Ken and Mod Haired Ken among others. We had tons of clothes. We had Barbie furniture although not as much Barbie furniture as my girls. We had a Barbie plane and a Barbie boat. I never had a Barbie house although I would have liked to. Melia and Aurella loved Barbies too. Aurella still does. Melia mostly had Barbies based on TV and movie characters. Aurella mostly had and still has Barbies based on Disney Prince and Princesses. Whenever I see my daughters or any girl playing with Barbies, I feel nostalgic for my own Barbie playing days.

And that's our view. What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?

photo credits
photo credit 1: Contagem....(1) via photopin (license)
photo credit 2: Johanna Steiger Barbie Collection via photopin (license)


  1. I loved Barbies too. My sister and I would spend hours playing with them in the basement. I even acted out Back to the Future with them. :) My daughter loves Barbies now and my older son wants to get her one for her upcoming birthday.

    1. We used to act out movies and tv shows and stuff with our Barbies too.