10 Life Lessons from Barbie

When I was 10 I used to lock myself in my room and play Barbie for hours. Sometimes it ended in drastic haircuts, other times marriages, but usually with someone’s head being popped off. Although I had a lot of respect for a girl who could rock one of my many failed attempts at an early “Rachel,” I had to admit I was a little jealous. Don’t worry, as a grown up I don’t pop people’s heads off if I’m jealous…I just blink my eyes until they disappear.

Jealous of what you may ask…. her perfect body? No. Her pent house? Not quite. Her unending supply of friends? For any lonely girl in the suburbs probably, but not this one. I was jealous of the whole package. The lifestyle, the glamorous parties I would make her attend, the fact that she never had to change underwear.

All of those hours spent with my (close to) 40 Barbies taught me some life lessons. Or at least things that I should never try or even attempt, ie: taking a walk in Barbie’s shoes.



  1. Caitlin-University of Alabama says:

    This is cute. I find the one about shoes a great lesson, you can never have enough!

  2. I liked how Barbie had it all- the great career and the awesome wardrobe. At least in the career department, Barbie can be inspirational to girls:)

    1. Lynn says:

      i wish they started making barbie a little more realistic: no one can ever have that body. And worse, bratz are way more distorted.

      Oh those never-ending aftenoons playing around were awesome.

  3. Ali says:

    Love, love, love this post!

  4. Stephanie says:

    I LOVED this post – and hope that you're ok with my being totally inspired by it that I had to blog about it myself!

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  6. Sonya says:

    I love the idea of this post, but you seem to trivialise it a bit too much… Barbie has taught girls everywhere some great lessons! About pursuing a career, exercising, being yourself, being kind. Having huge boobs? I think that's a bit unfair…

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