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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  1. 1

    Cool Barbies!!! Glad they were saved!

  2. 3
    parenting BY dummies
    Twitter: thenagainphoto

    Good thing they didn’t drown. Funny that you still have all that stuff. Well, I guess I still have my Cabbage Patch kid even if my sons use her as a hostage.

  3. 4

    I had/have a great love of Barbies. So glad they are all safe.

  4. 5

    I can imagine the relief you felt:) Good thinking!!

    I have the same blue and white dress, well, my daughter plays with it now.

  5. 7

    Those treasure from childhood are so precious! I am so glad that yours was preserved:-)

  6. 8

    ROFL! And what are you planning on doing with these old Barbies?

    Justine ๐Ÿ˜ฎ )

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      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      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.

  7. 10
    Twitter: petersonstlouis

    Hooray for the safety of Barbie and friends!

    I am so glad that they were safe!

  8. 12

    I have no idea what happened to my Barbies. Now I’m sad.

  9. 13

    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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    Twitter: mami_picture

    Phew! Glad they are ok!
    Hmm I can’t imagine if that would of happen to my strawberry shortcake collection dolls and house….yikes!

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    Twitter: bzmomma

    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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    Well of course those managed to make it out. I think Barbies, roaches (the bug kind), and twinkies will out live all of us making it out any disaster. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Twitter: lauraalltwins

    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!

  14. 21

    Hey they all have their heads, hair, AND arms!

    good luck on that Million bucks…what will you spend it on when your 90??? a Gold Grill?? lol

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    Twitter: flyinggiggles

    Good thing! I have my barbies in a box at my mom’s house. Aiyana loves looking at them when we go over.

  16. 25

    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.

  17. 27
    Twitter: brendaparaguay

    Lol! I’m so glad they made it!

  18. 28

    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!

    • 29
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      My Little Pony’s came on the scene right when I was too old for them. I always wanted about 50 though.

  19. 30

    that’s cute Angie….I still have a couple of my old stuffed animals….

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    Twitter: MadameMommy

    Ahhhhh, the sweet memories. Glad that they were ‘saved!’

  21. 32

    Whew… Glad the Barbies are safe. I wish I knew where mine were.

  22. 33

    Thank Goodness!! This stuff is so cool!

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    Twitter: mommysstillfab

    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.

    • 35
      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      Ah. Someone that can really appreciate my potential heartache over the possible passing of my Barbies. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • 36
        Twitter: mommysstillfab

        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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    Twitter: 1momof5

    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!!

  25. 39

    ♥ I’m glad they survived! How fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. 40

    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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      Twitter: 7clowncircus

      I wouldn’t even consider letting my girls play with the 1950’s ones. I’m mean that way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Twitter: katydidandkid

    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™‚

  28. 43

    I loved the rollers too!!!

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