So when we got home, I went down to the basement and dug out my old Barbies. Which is exactly what I needed to do with a million other things on my plate right now. Not only are Barbies clothes from another decade strewn around my house, but because I am a little bit OCD - I am now hand washing dirty Barbie clothes and sorting out the ones that need a little mending.
Do these outfits scream eighties or what? And don't miss Brooke Shields and Marie Osmond in that motley crew. Marie is wearing the dress that we not so lovingly referred to as "the scrap in the road" dress. If you think that little number is bad, you should see the get up her brother Donny had to match.
Then there are Hailey's Barbies that also include the Princesses Belle and Ariel. A lot more modern, but a little risque looking. Barbie should probably think about covering up that belly button.
While I was in the basement I found a box that was labeled "books". I opened it up to see what was in it and found some of my old books that I had saved. The "Little House on the Prairie" series that I had tried to get Spencer into at one point (but he was having none of it) was in there. Also an old school book that had short stories in it that I remember loving as a kid. The book "Ping" and "The Pied Piper" were also in the box. I remember that my Grama J gave me the "Pied Piper" book when I had the chicken pox in fifth grade. It is so funny how some of the most random memories stick with you through the years.
In case you don't already realize what a nerd I am, this is really going to drive that point home for you. When I opened the "Pied Piper" book to read to Hailey, a bunch of little papers fell out.