Yesterday I bought four Barbies at ToysRUs as a donation for the Toys for Tots ride. Barbies come in all different races now, so I got ones that are dark and could be vaguely Hispanic or Black or Indian or maybe just suntanned Italian.
I'd heard that there was always a shortage of girl-oriented toys, so I figured these would work.
But this brought back memories of all the Barbies that used to litter the house when our daughters were growing up. I remember our cat, Fritz, who used to chew the Barbie's feet. I remember the box of spare Barbie parts I used to make "Dr. Frankenstein" type repairs on favorite Barbies that had lost a limb. Good times!