Monday, June 11, 2012

My Husband's Barbie

If any of you remember my previous stories about my husband, you may remember that he thinks that dolls should be left in boxes.  Of course, I'm the opposite.  One day (years ago), my husband came home from the flea market with a gift "for me".
He told me that he would only give her to me, though, if I would promise to keep her in the box.  I told him that I couldn't make that promise.  I told him that once he gives me a gift, it's mine to do whatever I want.  He told me fine, he would keep it for himself.  I told him that was fine with me.  So here she is, my husband's one and only Barbie doll.

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  1. LOL... this is too funny! Tell him to free that doll. She is dying to get out of that dress! LOL!

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    1. LOL Debbie! He's determined that she's staying in her box. She does get a prominent place for display, though. She is one of the few dolls on display in our master bedroom.

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  2. That's adorable. I'd respect his wanting to keep her NRFB though. That seems to mean a lot to him. Maybe because she is an angel doll?

    Sure, I prefer to - eventually - debox mine, but there are a few so precious in their box setting that I don't release them to have more fun. Shrug. Not many of those though ;-D

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    1. Thanks Dana. I will respect his wishes, since she's HIS doll and not MINE. :) Yes, I have only a few dolls still in their boxes.

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  3. I love the outfits on those angel dolls. I haven't bought any of the dolls, however, because the first thing I would do is strip the doll and ditch her. I just want the robes. Your husband needs to keep this lovely lady in the box to protect her from wardrobe vultures like me!

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    1. Thank you limbe dolls. My husband is doing his part to protect this one. :) I do like her outfit, especially her gold wings.

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  4. LOL, Well now I know that my husband is not the only one who likes to keep "collectibles" in boxes (I do now too!!!), but he also has an Barbie item when he was a kid - At age 7 he alredy had a collector mentality and ask his mom if he could have the item, it was a ice cream maker, he has sealed and boxed!!! Join the club :-)

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    1. Thanks Barbiecafe. Wow, your husband has toys from his childhood still sealed in the box! It amazes me when children are able to do that without prodding from their parents. I'm barely able to do it as an adult, and with a lot of prodding from my husband! :)

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  5. She's very pretty. Did he replace the gift since he kept this doll? If not, you need to collect a new gift.

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    1. LOL, there is that ... the gift to Roxanne ;-D

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    2. LOL, thanks Vanessa. I actually asked him not to buy me any more Barbies (it wasn't with this "gift"). All of the Barbies that he has given me use the Asha face mold and have inarticulate bodies. I just have too many dolls that look alike. Now when he's out and about and he sees a doll that he thinks that I might like, he'll snap a photo with his camera phone and send it to me. ::Sigh:: It's just best if I do my own doll shopping. But I will ask for a different type of gift (I could use a memory card for the camera he gave me for my birthday).

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  6. Lol! This is too sweet but funny as heck! Lol!

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  7. I hope he knows she will walk away on her on if he doesn't give her up she knows she belongs to you.

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    1. Thanks mustiwait. It's a good thing she won't have far to walk. :)

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  8. That is funny. I hope he appreciates her in her box as much as you do your dolls that are out of their boxes.

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    1. Thank you, Carrickters. I think that he is trying to teach me that I can appreciate some dolls in the box, as well as out of the box. Hmmmmmmm, I can appreciate them much more out of the box. :) I do hope that he's enjoying his doll, though.

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  9. Hello from Spain: when I buy a doll I'm looking forward to my house to get her out of the box. Also the change of clothes and comb again. I can not leave the dolls in the box. I think we have to enjoy the dolls. Dolls are not figures to decorate the bookcase ... Keep in touch

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    1. I agree with you wholeheartedly, Marta!

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  10. You were wise to surrender the doll. Keeping her in the box would be soooooooo hard! Just look at the dove in her hand – doesn’t it beg to be let loose?!

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    1. Thanks Roville! May Angel Barbie's golden wings shine ever brightly from inside of her box.

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  11. LOL, this cracked me up! A gift with conditions on it would make me pause too. You both stood firm in your convictions though.

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