Barbie and Ken

  1. I was playing with barbies with my 8 year old daughter this evening and was telling memories that my 16 yo thought was warped.

    What did you play with your ken and barbies?
    My barbies were always critically ill, and sometimes died tragic deaths with burials in the back yard. If they did recover, they were invalids and Ken had to take care of them---of course it was all very dramatic and tragic.

    My barbies got in car wrecks and stuff like that. My daughter's barbies just go on dates and parties----what's up with that??

    LOL---maybe I started out as a warped individual earlier than I thought. Did any one else's barbies live like this or did they have less traumatic lives?
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  2. 52 Comments

  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    My Barbie never had a Ken. Barbie went to college, Barbie was a doctor, etc. Never was a Ken in the picture. Besides, he's a big mooch, everything belonged to Barbie lol. Ken was always along for the ride.

    (According to this week's People magazine, they are now separated lol)
  4. by   petiteflower
    :chuckle :chuckle
    See your barbie must have been my barbie's trauma surgeon.
  5. by   ?burntout
    My Barbie and Ken were always having babies! :chuckle
    Then Skipper would grow up and have her dream wedding. Then her sister (who ever it was that day) would try to steal her husband. I watched too many soap operas when I could. :imbar
    Barbie also had a lot of family that would come and live in the basement. (My mom built me a doll house. She had it where it was raised off the floor for storage, but any extra Barbie furniture I had was for the extra people who moved in...lol)
  6. by   Dixen81
    petiteflower, I think your Barbie and Ken were "one of a kinds." :uhoh21:

    But look at it this way, you obviously had a bigger imagination than most of us, and that's a good thing. :chuckle
  7. by   petiteflower
    I'll be LPN2Be2004's barbie was the ob doc---or better yet, maybe you had a barbie nurse midwife.

    peggysue, my mom got real concerned after the malaria incident.
    Last edit by petiteflower on Feb 24, '04
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Mine would have been a nurse, but go figure, the NURSE outfit wasn't that COMMON lol
  9. by   kitty29
    I never had a Ken (still don't )....but Barbie would have a fling with GI Joe when my cousins came to visit!
  10. by   Noney
    I had a Farah Fawcet head and shoulders that sat on the table and you fixed here hair and did her makeup. I always pretended she was my friend that lost her body in a car wreck So I guess I was a little warped too


    Noney
  11. by   traumaRUs
    My Barbie was always in strange situations too - however, most of the time she ended up being led away by the police! (Don't even ask!)
  12. by   gwenith
    Okay - here is a Barbie and Ken joke (and it's even clean!!)

    A guy walks into a toyshop and asks to buy a Barbie doll for his daughter for her birthday the shop assistant replies

    "Certainly Sir which one would you like"

    Typical male he asks "There is more than one???"

    The shop assistant replies "Why Yes - There is Corporate Executive Barbie for $19.99 and Malibu Barbie for $19.99 and Party Girl Barbie for $19.99 and Ballroom Barbie for $19.99 and then there is Divorcee Barbie for $210.50"

    The guy looks stunned "Why is Divorcee Barbie so expensive??"

    "Oh Well! She comes with Ken's house and Ken's car and Ken's yacht........."
  13. by   Nur_1996
    My Barbies only had one Ken, so they had to share. Ken only had one leg!! LOL, I guess he must have had a tragic accident, can't remember what though. I do know that he talked, and he had many things he could say, but the only thing he EVER said was, "I'm taking the girls shopping, want to go"? Weird how stuff stays in your head like that huh??? :chuckle
  14. by   colleen10
    My barbies were all Southern Belle's ala "Gone With the Wind" and "North and South" and Ken was away in the Civil War. Nur 1996 - maybe that's where your Ken lost his leg!

    Then when I got the Barbie Camper it became an under water submarine where they would do important scientific oceanic research and when they ventured outside the sub. they would get eaten by my large rubber shark that patrolled the very same waters.

    Then when they created the Barbie that by day wore a suit and carried a brief case but by night the skirt turned inside out into a party dress Barbie was a doctor for whom I even made a little white lab coat out of cotton material and tape. Ken was her secretary.

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