You wanna talk about messy? I’ll give you messy: BARBIE.
BARBIE is a messy mess.
Beginning in September 2010, I began
exploiting sharing the antics of The Barbie House, my then 6-year old daughter’s dollhouse, via my personal Facebook page. The story began when I discovered four toothpaste tops (for which I had been searching for DAYS) on a table in Barbie’s dining room. Aha! Cups… logically. I just about died from the sweetness of it all… and was a little sad, to be honest… wondering what innocent, hilarious, potentially inappropriate (ahem) arrangements I had missed out on before ‘my eyes were opened and the veiled lifted’.
From that day on, I would stop by The Barbie House every day or so to see what had transpired since my last visit. Sometimes what I found would lead me to laughter, other times to endearment. So I decided to start sharing The Barbie House with my friends. I set up a couple of parameters: I promised myself that I would (a) never, ever arrange anything myself– it had to be 100% authentic child-play, and that (b) I would try to keep it as PG as possible. I have consistently adhered to (a) but not always to (b).
The Barbie House has hosted a number of prestigious visitors, such as the ever so delightful Prince Charming– who was actually not always so charming— and also some notoriously naughty guests such as Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus, aka in better years as Hannah Montana. Of course, at the time, they were innocent Disney-faced singers. Fast forward to present day: they have both turned into TOTAL TRAINWRECKS… but the Editor of The Barbie House totally saw it coming…
And now, present day, 2014:Things have started slowing down a bit at The Barbie House, now that my daughter is getting older. (Waaah.) But every once in a while I’ll
To follow the story of The Barbie House from conception to present day, stroll on over to In The Messy on Facebook. Barbie will be happy to show you around. Just beware… you never know what (or whom) you might discover.