Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Barbie has Overtaken....by Jessica

I don't know how many years it took to accumulate the 6,000 itty bitty Barbie pieces that Anya has inherited (over 25 for sure) . I was searching for Barbie sushi pieces, for peet's sake. Sushi pieces, people...do you know how small they are when we buy them as humans???!!! Now imagine Barbie size sushi.

When I saw the pile of Barbie stuff dumped on Anya's bedroom floor, my heart started racing and I almost hyperventilated.The picture below represents about 20% of the actual Barbie loot. I'm not kidding or exaggerating.



And they are all tiny bitty pieces...


I spent tonight matching up Barbie shoes and sorting the clothes - Barbie, Ken and the little sister, whatever her name is. I guess there is a little little sister too because there were some tiny clothes that I couldn't figure out who they belonged to. I started organizing the clothes by season, but realized I needed to stop the insanity.



Do I have permission to toss the shoes that don't match? How about some of those Barbie brushes? Does Barbie need 54 combs and brushes?

For all of you needing a boost on the spring cleaning, take my advice and just dive in. It feels so good when it's done and all sorted out. Your kids might not like it - Anya's comment was, "sooo what does this mean, I don't get to change my Barbie into any new clothes?" but I think to have 10 outfits versus 65 outfits will be just as much fun, right? Okay, maybe not...but then at least your mom won't have a heart attack when she enters your room.

Yes, those are plastic bags. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

9 comments:

Jessica Boudreau said...

That's funny! I love the matching up seasons of Barbie clothes :) Keep in mind Barbie stuff is HOT on ebay so if you do ditch anything try to ebay it first! We had a drawer in my parents roll top desk designated for those tiny things that get lost game pieces barbie shoes etc. :) Keep up the good spring cleaning!

Jessica said...

And I should have said BORROWED...because those Barbie's are going back for Phoebe as soon as she is sick of Ponies. And thank you Justine, Anya is having a blast, it's just her mom that's a freak.

Justine said...

I KNOW I KNOW! I'm sorry I meant to pare it down before sending it over to you cause I KNEW you'd be overwhelmed. But I never could quite get around to it!

Have fun. Bwahhhhaaaaa.....

Jessica said...

I'm kind of thinking of sorting it by activity. You know, swim stuff, snow stuff, food, etc. Is it a futile project though? Will it just get jumbled again in a few days???

jrmcoletti said...

Ha! You're funny. I'm pretty sure all the little stuff (Kelly is the youngest sister's name by the way ;) was mine before it moved on to Malia and Phoebe's collection. So I'm sorry too. But the upside is that it might be old enough to sell as "vintage"? ;)

Jessica said...

Marcella - you are also one of the contributors to this Barbie explosion???!!!!!

The Justine, Jessica, Juli, Jodi, Ashley, Marcella, Taylor, Malia Barbie Collection.

Marcella said...

Yes... *cringe* ....Can we still be friends? ;)

P.S. We made your broccoli salad recipe the other day! Ever since I read that post about Juli's broccoli I have been craving it. It is so good! (And I got 2 kinds of broccoli plants today! More salad on the horizon!)

Jessica said...

Broccoli salad, Yum!!! Hey, how are the chickens???

Marcella said...

They're HUGE!!! I can't believe how much they've grown and they still have a long way to go. Looking forward to permanently moving them out of the garage soon. Excuse my crudeness but it has to be said: bigger chickens=bigger poop. And I'm not so sure I'm okay with that.

I can't wait for eggs though! Only 3 more months!