Me and Sis with the goods
This is a story from December 1973. I know...I know. It hurts my head a little to go back that far. I'm the one on the left sporting the denim pantsuit. Snazzy, huh? Wait...I'm wearing that SAME outfit today. Anyway, I'm the one looking really happy and you see my lovely little sister, Audrey, on the right. Her smile seems a little more forced since we were ready to quit with the picture session. You know how it is when mother gets the camera in hand during gift opening. I have the Barbie Country Camper and my sis has the Barbie Townhouse. Barbies were our life. No, I really mean that. We played barbie dolls every waking hour. We might stop to play school where I was always the teacher assigning things to little sis or we might have the Brinda Ann show. But we lived for barbies. If I clocked the amount of hours that we played barbie dolls, I'd say that we are experts according to Malcolm Gladwell in Outliers. Yes, I do realize that we are talking 10,000 hours. I can certainly say we played with barbies more than any other toy. Hmm...my son did 10,000 hours on the computer, and he's a computer whiz. I did the time inventing barbie adventures...and now...I make up stories. Okay, that was a small revelation.
Sis- fitness guru & cake baker extraordinaire
The camper and townhouse were the super deluxe accommodations that we wished for all year. Normally, our barbie gals (and the one Ken we shared) sped around in a house slipper that doubled as an automobile. We also used old shoe boxes for boats. Those speedboats really made waves around the lighthouses (bar stools) in the kitchen. The shoe box turned upright and became a closet-sized apartment for Barbie. Yes, we were creative to say the least. And we made clothing for our dolls. I could sew better then than I can now. No, I didn't walk to school five miles in the snow. Ahhh....those were the good 'ole days.
All my childhood Christmas memories revolve around doing things with my little sister. We only had each other and weeks at home to play, play, play. I'm lucky that she lives in the same town with me now, and I can see her several times a week at the gym. I look forward to holidays with her as well as the rest of my family. I hope you are looking forward to making memories with yours.
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