I know many of us probably played with Barbie as we were growing up. I know I did. I had many outfits, a case for her, the many hers I had, and her things. It was fun and exciting to play Barbie and pretend to be an exotic woman going places. But let’s face it. It’s not reality. The most exotic place I’ve ever traveled is not even out of this country… Life is not all glamour and sparkle… I think many of our Moms were ignorant of the influence Barbie would have on our lifes. She was the "perfect" woman. No dishes or laundry for Barbie. I believe it gave us girls a false sense of what grown up life would be like…
Shane and I decided many, many years ago that Barbie would not be welcomed in our home. When Princess was probably 4ish, McDonald’s gave mini Barbies in their happy meals as one of their promotionals. We let her decide what she was going to do about it. It was a tough choice, but in the end, she made the right decision and out it went. That was not the only time…unsuspecting aquaintences would give Barbies to her for gifts. In these situations, we offered lternatives and Princess didn’t have to forfeit the gift, we substituted something more appropriate.
If you’re a parent that thinks Barbie is okay, you might want to read this article that tells the rest of the story
I’ll add a disclaimer the man who "created" her had one sick mind. I just want you to be forewarned this is not an article the children should read and you should know that it talks about s*x… so if that’s going to offend you, take my word for it.