Monday, March 9, 2009
Happy 50th birthday Barbie !! (Midlife Crisis Barbie is here!!)
Well happy Monday Blogland Neighborhood! Now this is just not any Monday ... it's a landmark day .....why? Well because today is Barbie's birthday ....and it's not just any birthday .... no, it's the big one ........the big Hawaii 5-0 .....yessir Barbie is celebrating her 50th Birthday today.
Barbie and I go WAY back ..... yep, we started out at about the same time ....only on March 9th 1959 I looked like a 4 month old baby (because that's what I was) and Barbie looked like ...well shall we say 36-24-36 ..... Anyhow, my sister and I had quite the Barbie collection ....Barbie (stiff legs and arms and standing constantly on her tippy toes .... so much that I'm sure her achilles tendons were forever shortened!) , Ken (stiff legs and arms and flat feet ), Scooter, & Skipper....a convertable AND a dream house.....then came Francie and Casey ..... and then Twist & Turn Barbie with bendable legs (but I think she was still up on her tippy toes....) Anyhow, that "I Love Lucy Barbie" in the picture above is the only Barbie left out of the whole bunch .... only because it was a birthday gift from my sister AFTER our mother was tired of all the Barbie stuff taking up space in her attic .... so a few years ago she contacted a toy auctioneer who paid her a pretty penny for all of our Barbie loot!
So, here we are on Barbie's 50th birthday .... just 4 months after I celebrated my big Hawaii 5-0 .....and I look like .... well definately NOT 36-24-36 !!! However, Barbie STILL DOES (have her girlish figure) !!! WHAT GIVES ?!?!!! I'm thinking in honor of all of us gals who have just turned the big one, there should be a Barbie that accurately reflects HER AGE!!! My suggestions are "Midlife Crisis Barbie" or "Hot Flash Barbie" or how about "Moodswing Barbie" ? She would be wearing sweat pants to hide the fact that she's sick and tired of trying to fit into her jeans, she'd also be wearing comfortable shoes because her arches are falling ..... oh, and let's not forget a pair of reading glasses on a chain around her neck to read the DANG FINE PRINT ON EVERY BLESSED THING !!! ....and I also think there should be a "Midlife Crisis Ken" to go with "Midlife Crisis Barbie" ..... he'd have a receding hairline and start to wear his pants up around his armpits, fart alot and also need reading glasses .... but in an effort to appear young and hip, he would come with a motorcycle .....
Anyhow , that's just our suggestion here at MBIAJ Headquarters ....
Be back soon!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)