1.) What do your kids have that you always wanted when you were a kid?
You see I got A LOT of things when I was a kid - time with my parents, toys, food, trips, fun, educational opportunities, LOTS of swimming, LOTS of love and attention from my entire family. But my mother just would NOT let me have a Barbie.
Nope. No Barbie's.
Barbie goes against every ideal that we have for our daughters. We are the women of the 70's hear us ROAR.
I had to sneak playing Barbie's at friends houses whose mothers didn't pay attention to Gloria Steinem and Annie Hall.
I got these guys.
The Sunshine Family were the 70's Hippy-Friendly, Hobby Store-owning alternative to Barbie. They did things for themselves!
But they were still made by Mattel so Mattel didn't care my Mother didn't buy Barbie's.
Sew, garden, build, craft!
Reminded me of this SO much when I read that they were the "Do It Yourself" "Hippie" dolls.
Flash forward to this century - and what does my child have?
EVERY BARBIE UNDER THE SUN!!!!! And Grandma bought her the Barbie Beatle, several SETS of Barbie clothes and at least one of the Barbies.
Guess Grandma decided Barbie is a feminist after all.
Now be GONE to MamaKat's for more inspiration of your own.
Hey - even the Monster High kids dig Barbie.