Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Barbies and Ponies and bears, oh my!

I'm not one of those people who have a problem with Barbies, in general. I played with them as a kid and, quite frankly, I think there are much worse things kids play with out there. That said, I do have a problem with them when they are part of a bigger clutter problem.

I was trying to organize and consolidate and, yes, cull toys today. We used to keep Barbies and clothes, etc. in a large clear plastic bin with a lid that slid under my oldest daughter's bed. Lately, we can't get the lid on it. (Okay, in more ways than one!) I think I counted 23 Barbies (and friends) in the pile in the picture above. TWENTY-THREE! That's crazy. That doesn't even take into account the Barbies that are still in their boxes on a closet shelf somewhere. We could have our own Barbie Expo! I managed to wrest a whopping 8 away from my daughter for the "get rid of" pile.

In Marine terms, I haven't even started to tackle the company of My Little Ponies, the battalion of stuffed animals, or the regiment of Little People.


Military Mommy said...

I saw several decades of history represented in that pic! Not sure if it's all american history, but history nonetheless!

Just consider it a learning experience. ; )

Alycia said...

So funny!!! Good luck with your Operational tasks ahead of you. Those Little Ponies, Stuffed Animals and Little People have met their match :) Have a great weekend!

Shannon said...

OMG, I think you might have some sort of Barbie colony on your hands. Be careful. They may stage an uprising.

And, uhm, I hate to mention it, but did you notice that one of the Kens is not wearing any pants?

Meredith said...

I have to say it's the *neatest* pile of Barbies my eyes have ever seen. Ours are always in unmentionable tangles around here.

Non-Essential Equipment said...

Be careful -- looks like an ambush!

(Off to tackle my own company of Play-Mobile people, Star Wars Galactic Heroes action figures and the never ending stash of Duplo blocks).