Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Where Have All the Barbies Gone

Kids grow up so fast these days.

I was sitting at a table with a few of my kindergarteners when one of the girls asked, "Miss Sara, what did you like to play with when you were little?" The answer is a simple one. Barbies. Barbies. Barbies. A few paper dolls thrown in as long as they were Barbie brand.

The five year old that asked the question just looked at me and said, "I am too old for Barbies." What?? I am almost positive that I played with Barbies long after I should have been playing with Barbies, maybe 12 or 13. How can a five year old be too old for Barbies? I bet I could sit down and play a proper round of Barbie.


pat said...

yeah i think the world of barbie came crashing down a couple of years ago when she and ken got a divorce.

not cool.

Mathman said...

Didn't Barbie and Ken get back together?

I'm sure my younger sister played with Barbies until she was at least 10, if not older. I even played with her, but I had to be Ken, of course. :)

Anonymous said...

Yep, it was the same for me, 12 was the cuttoff. And only because you couldn't still say you played with dolls in middle school.

Anonymous said...

Sara, I remember us playing barbies once in 8th grade, but I think we had stopped for a year or two before that - I think we were just bored one night :-)


Eyes said...

That's too scary -- not that you played Barbie until you were 12 -- but that five year olds feel they are too old!!!!

Mike said...

"play a proper round of Barbie" -- I like that phrase.