Days of [Barbie’s] Life
I loved Barbies as a kid. I had two of plastic tubs full of Barbies, Kellies, a single Ken, and all of their clothes. I had a Barbie RV that looked kind of like this, but I had too many Barbies to fit. What an issue for a 7 year old! I spent a week creating a Barbie train of cardboard boxes. Something like 7 or 8 carriages long, all the gang could fit to travel in style.
I was very lucky. But also I definitely got good value out of them. For years I would spend significant chunks of the school holidays spreading them throughout the living room, roping in my brother with his Action Men, and staging soap operas that would be full of romance, marriage, and babies. Wow, a lot to unpack here too.