We are rearranging rooms around as we get ready for Emma to visit for the summer and one of the boxes that are being moved is a box full of Barbie’s. As with most boxes, this one caught Carly’s eye and she quickly made her way over to do it and started pulling/throwing out the contents.
She found the Barbie’s and found a Barbie that I think was from type of Tinkerbelle like story. Basically, this Barbie had a set of wings on her back. Carly also grabbed two other Barbie’s who were just normal Barbie’s, no wings attached.
This evening, when I walked into the living room, Carly was having a very animated conversation with winged Barbie and swinging her around in the air. After swinging Barbie for a bit, Carly would bring Barbie close to her and look into Barbie’s face, perhaps expecting a response back from Barbie.
This continued on for a bit and MJ sat down next to Carly and asked her what she was doing. Carly looked over, smiled, and continued “talking” to Barbie. MJ found two other Barbie’s lying nearby. Even though these Barbie’s did not have wings, they did have the ability to sing, something that winged Barbie could not do.
MJ pushed the button on the back of one of the Barbie’s and the doll began to sing. As soon as Carly heard the music, she turned around and scooted over to MJ to see what was going on. She stared at singing Barbie with a big smile on her face, turned around to winged Barbie, said something to her, and dropped her on the floor.
From the looks of it, Miss Carly had made a decision, she was done trying to have a conversation with winged Barbie and now found a Barbie that she could not only hang out with it, but a Barbie that could sing to her as well! How could winged Barbie every compete with that?
Though winged Barbie was cast off to the side, I have a feeling that she will be back in Miss Carly’s hands soon, even though winged Barbie does not have the same abilities as sing Barbie. As Miss Carly has taught us we should include everybody because we are all more alike then different.