Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Happy Birthday to Barbie

Did you know...

... that today is Barbie's birthday? Ruth Handler created the Barbie doll on this date in 1959, naming her after her daughter Barbara. Trivia fans: Barbie is from Willows, Wis., and attended Willows High School, she has had more than 108 careers, and Barbie and Ken broke up on Valentine's Day in
2004 after 43 years together. But they're still "friends." ;-)

c/o Audri and Jim Lanford

I have mixed feelings about Barbie and her effect on girls' self-images as they grow up. But it's not worth a rant today. After all, Barbie's getting older, too, and I can identify with that. 

I am pleased to report that so far Darling Granddaughter #1 prefers her stuffed animals, particularly Tigger, and Darling Granddaughter #2 cuddles with the Grinch. She has tried to chew his nose off, but no luck yet. 


JoLynne Lyon said...

What??? Barbie and Ken broke up? He hits on her all the time in the Barbie movies.

JoLynne Lyon said...

What??? Barbie and Ken broke up? He flirts with her all the time in the Barbie movie bloopers.

Janet Kay Jensen said...

There are Barbie movies? You can tell I only had boys.

Anonymous said...

barbie doesn't affect girls self-esteems its a doll, magazines with the air brushing and tv do that. dolls are fun for girls to play and pretend I used to play with barbie and not once did I ever think I want to be this doll fake plastic thing