I just got off the phone with a fellow mom to a preschool girl. Her little girl has been sick the last couple days so today she kept her little one home from school and went and got her a Barbie Movie. She told me this with some guilt.
But, I don't think she needs to have guilt about buying a Barbie movie. I don't think they are what people assume they are.
In all the Barbie movies I've seen so far (and let me tell you, there have been quite a few), I actually like Barbie. Why? Lots of reasons.
In the movies Barbie is beautiful, graceful, kind and gentle. She's a good friend. She's honest and straightforward. She's intelligent, realistic, and determined. She's brave, unselfish and has a huge heart. Even if people reject her or tell her she can't do something that needs to get done, she finds a way to do it with or without their help. And on top of it all, she's beautiful in a very simple way.
Barbie. Yes, I'm impressed. Frankly, I'm more impressed with her than I have been with any other character my girls are drawn to. I don't have a lot of guilt getting them Barbie movies. There's good stuff in there.
After four kids, ten moves and nearly two decades, we are still blissfully in love (most of the time) and I found myself back in the state I was born and raised in. It has definitely been a journey. In fact, on our 18th anniversary we pulled the last of our stuff up over the pass and into Montana, leaving our surprise love, Idaho, behind. But Montana is a great place. The last best place according to some. And we fully intend to explore as much of it as we can! Join us on our continued adventure through life, love and other stuff that comes with it.