Hey there, folks! March 9th is a day that deserves a big shoutout because it’s Barbie Day! You know, that fabulous doll that has been a staple in many of our childhoods? The one that sparked our imaginations and allowed us to create whole worlds of our own? Yeah, that’s the one!
Created by the brilliant minds at Mattel Inc, Barbie made her debut on March 9th, 1959. Since then, she has become a household name and an inspiration to countless young girls around the world. And let’s not forget about Ken, her dashing companion who joined her on her adventures in 1961.
Over the years, Barbie has undergone quite the transformation. She has evolved to reflect different ethnicities, body types, and even hair and eye colors. But no matter how many changes she goes through, she will always be Barbie, the quintessential doll that stole our hearts and made us believe that anything is possible.
So, how can you celebrate Barbie Day? Well, the possibilities are endless! You can dig out all your old Barbies and relive some childhood memories. You can track the changes Barbie has gone through over the years and appreciate how far she has come. Or, if you’re feeling extra fancy, you can start your own Barbie collection and create your very own dream world!
No matter how you choose to celebrate, just remember that Barbie Day is a day to celebrate the amazing impact that Barbie has had on generations of young girls. So, grab your favorite Barbie and let’s show her some love!
With Halloween coming up soon you would sort of expect a day like this to come along. There is really very little less creepy than a doll that doesn’t look just right. The older they are, the more demented they look. Whether it’s because of age or just the way they made them back then is hard to say.
Dolls are kind of like clowns, you either love them or hate them but if you hate them, they will seem evil. They have become a popular target for movies and books helping them to seem even more evil than they might have been before.
Still, if you have ever visited a museum that has dolls, take a closer look at them. They seem to have a life of their own. The dolls of today are cute and normally made of plastic, but the dolls of yester-year, made out of porcelain, always make you look at them twice. It seems to have something to do with the eyes. They look real, like maybe there is truly someone trapped inside the doll.
And when the paint, and porcelain itself, cracks, the most lovable dolls begin to look haunted. It may also have something to do with the smile on their faces. It looks like they are up to something that maybe you don’t want to know about. If they have been repaired they may be even worse.
And then there are those that actually believe these dolls are evil. I have to ask the obvious question, if a doll bothers you that much why do you keep it? Of course then you’d have to figure out why the bad guys always have to explain what they are doing before they do it giving the good guys time to figure out how to counter it. Or why when you hear a really strange sound do you feel motivated to go see what made it? Or if you are running from something, why go upstairs where you truly have no escape?
How to celebrate – Enjoy Halloween and eats lots of candy forgetting about evil dolls. If you prefer, watch Chucky (but don’t take it too seriously). Go check out a doll collection and see if you find any that could be “haunted”.