last week's beheading incident emboldened me to enjoy my collection the way I want to. so I took down 2010 Harley Davidson Barbie's hair. I am not a fan of the bouffant/pompadour/pouf or whatever you want to call it. I eased the rubber band out, brushed her hair flat, and then put it into one big pony tail.
this reminded me of when I was a kid. Mrs Heart was one of my favorite dolls. I had the school teacher one that came in a pink dress. she had a side pony tail that I always thought looked a little weird. one day I noticed that the rubber band had crumbled and all that was holding her pony tail in place was the little piece of hair wrapped around it.
I took her hair down and carefully picked out all the tiny rubber band bits. my mom saw me brushing her hair and asked me what I had done. when I showed her how nice Mrs Heart looked with her hair down, my mom kind of flipped out. I had apparently ruined Mrs Heart by doing this.
I was forbidden from ever doing such a thing to any of my dolls again, because it would ruin their value. so I had a lot of dolls I didn't enjoy playing with because I couldn't make them look the way I would have liked.
anyone else have a similar experience as a kid?