For my daughter’s birthday this year, I knew she was getting a lot of Barbie stuff so I planned to get her something for her Barbies. When I was a kid, I remember having this little pink suitcase where I kept all the clothes, shoes, etc. I couldn’t find anything like this at the store and in that moment, I realized that _I_ would probably appreciate some organization type of gift but Elsie probably wouldn’t anyway. I compromised and got her the portable “Barbie dorm room”. 🙂 It will prompt discussions about going to college AND it folds up nicely for easy storage. She loved it. She got 2 new Barbies along with a lot of new Barbie outfits from her friends.
But last night….
My daughter woke up, crying, and came into my room saying, “Mommy, I had a nightmare!” I pulled her into my bed and asked her to tell me about her nightmare. She said, in her hyperventilating, crying voice, “I had a nightmare that I lost some of the little pieces that came with my Barbies!!!” I am NOT kidding!!!! I couldn’t believe it.
I told her about the little pink suitcase that I had when I was little and told her we’d find some way to store her Barbie stuff so she won’t lose any of the little pieces. I praised her for what a good job she does of taking care of her things and put her back to bed.
So it’s confirmed: the organization thing must be genetic! 🙂