Barbies-Survival of the Fittest

My MIL called me a few days ago to tell me that her basement had a water line break and that some of my items were soaked. ย She started listing some of the items but when she got to my BARBIE dolls I almost had a HEART ATTACK.

The possibility that my Barbies might be ruined seriously sent me into a panic.

Growing up, I had a couple of Barbies.


I knew every shirt, pant, and accessory that I owned and I’ve lovingly kept them all these years.

My childhood foresight {I had no idea I was so smart} to wrap my Barbie collection in plastic paid off because….


They survived the flood.

Thank goodness.

I mean, what would I have done without one more thing to shove up on my garage rafters in a leak proof container?


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      now. That’s the best part. Wrapping them back up and putting them up in the rafters. It’s always been my dream you know to make about a million dollars from selling them when I’m 90.

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    You said Barbie collection and I thought you must have had hundreds. I love that it’s just three and that you actually wrapped them in plastic at some point in your life.

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    I have no idea where my Barbies are…Hopefully, they’re safe in my parents’ attic. Don’t think I could make too much cash off of them – I always went crazy w/trying to fix their hair and that never ended well.

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    I got a kick out of this. I have some too and feel really sentimental that they exist somewhere, where and how safe I have no need to know. LOL!

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    Why are you saving them and not letting the girls play with them?
    I personally, NEVER liked Barbies, so it’s a shock to me that mine do.
    I liked dump trucks. Big ones.

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    I am so glad they survived!

    I still have my “My Little Pony” collection from 1983!

    Oh, I did not get to comment on your Valentine posting – you and your hubby have not changed much in 17 years! You both still look great!

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    Holy Mary…. Thank God! I am so glad you got all your Barbies back unharmed… Do you think they all boarded the Barbie Van or got in the hot tub to stay safe??

    Okay, I still have all my Barbies- and just today I got in the mail the 80s Ladies Cyndi Lauper Barbie… Nothing beats the feeling of a new Barbie. I think you should add to your collection.

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        Oh, you have so inspired me to post about my Barbies… how I lost my collection… how it came back to me… and how I used a very special Barbie in my wedding planning.

        Oh yes… a post is coming!

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    I LOVED my Barbies!! My mom even sewed them special clothes. I played with them for hours. Glad they survived the flood!

    But flooded basements are no good!!

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    Wow you are super smart, I never kept any of my childhood things….those are vintage! I’m surprised you never caved in a let your children play with them. Have a wonderful Tuesday.

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    Oh thank goodness! I wish my mom had kept my Barbies, though some of them were worse for wear (I went through a hair stylist phase where I cut a lot of their hair). My grandma had given me some of the 50s ones, but I’m not sure where they went to. They weren’t my favorites. ๐Ÿ™‚

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