A lot of us grew up playing with our barbies. They were a way to explore the realms of our imagination and no matter what you think about Barbie's visual aesthetic, you've got to admit that being able to be creative with her story was pretty great for kids.
Sure, her look has raised a lot of controversy, but the fact remains that a lot of us enjoyed playing with Barbies and had countless stories to go along with each one.
I remember when I was a kid, one Christmas my parents brought my sister and I into the basement with blindfolds covering our eyes, and when we took them off we saw our very own Barbie dream house. But it wasn't one of the ones you could buy, it was a custom made house that they spent weeks working on!
It had three floors, velvet carpets on some parts, but tile just like our kitchen tile on the others, and pink walls. It was cleverly put together using materials they had around the house, and while it wasn't like every other kid's dream house, it was so much better.
Everyone else had plastic houses that would snap and break if you dropped them. Mine was almost taller than I was and I couldn't even pick it up. It was epic and special, but to a lot of other kids, their factory-made dream houses were perfect as is.
But we weren't the only generation to have dream houses. They originated all the way back in 1962, which means our moms probably had them as well.