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May 05, 2009


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It is a pleasure to find old friends, but not as easy to find some as we would like!

Busy Bee Suz

Very cute story and very well written...as usual.

Manic Mommy

I also had a neighbor who perverted the sanctity of the Barbie/Ken relationship (sometimes with Skipper, too).


Oh, my goodness! How perverted we were as children! I love the writing - very immediate and memory-stirring.

although my Promptuesday post is about a different toy, I mention my Barbie in passing - and her fate was even worse.

Da Goddess

Barbies were okay, but my Chrissy doll (with the magical growing hair!) was more fun. I did, however, covet every Dream House and motor home someone else had.


My Skipper got tired of being the little sister, so she ended up with a toilet paper stuffed in her bikini top, a basket made into a sailboat, and a baby after an illicit relationship with an unknown sailor.

I wonder what my mom the therapist would have said if she knew that!

Jennifer H

We never had Ken doll, and come to think of it, neither does my daughter. Now I'm torn. Should I buy her one, or let just let the wild all-girl bathtub parties continue. ;-)

Smalltown Mom

One of my friends always drew pubic hair on her barbies.


"relationships with Ken that frankly, I had never even considered" - Great line! I remember risque behaviors being acted out between my Barbie and Ken as well! This made me think of one of my old friends in high school. (She was very, um...wild) After not hearing from her for years, she called and asked me to meet her since she was in town. When I saw her, I almost passed out. She had a boob job, and a new job - a topless dancer! HA!

San Diego Momma

My Gabby's name was Carolyn and her Barbies were total sluts.

Green Girl

There's always one in every neighborhood. Mine was Rhonda.

stephanie (bad mom)

Man, I wish you could find her; I'M super curious now!

I'm convinced choices of Barbie wear & activity predict later choices in women's lives. My dolls were always modestly dressed on the outside...heh.


Great story!

My Barbie's preferred GI Joe. The fanciest accessory I had was the camper and all the accessories. However my friend Toni and I made a grand house and furniture out of cardboard and fabric leftovers.

Those were some great times!

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