Z: Mommy! Help!
M: What's wrong?!!
Z: I need help
M: What can I help you with?
Z: Barbies need panties. <pause> Ladies always need panties on...and helmets!
Ziona has recently found my little collection of Barbies and has claimed them as her own. She is happily playing in her room while I am sewing. A friend of mine was shocked I would let my daughter play with such things. My opinion is that Barbies are just dolls, they never made me feel inferior about myself, people did that, and I let them. Barbies took me on adventures (with GI Joe, he always tagged along too) and helped me to think creatively. I do think though she already has the right idea on the panties!