I am actually a huge fan of Barbie. She showed me from an early age that I could be absolutely ANYTHING I wanted while also still being a mother (I had a pregnant Midge that I adored as a child) or anything else I wanted. Sure, her body is strange, but Henry's favourite toys right now are a tow truck and Boots (a talking purple monkey with a giant head).
In recent years, there have been more and more Barbie movies, which I'm proud to say that Henry absolutely loves. Especially the princess ones. He's always in for a "pretty dress" (as he so sweetly told me the other day, Kat Inokai's daughter looked "beautiful like a princess" in her thanksgiving dress!), and always loves animals, so the latest Barbie movie, Barbie and Her Sisters in a Pony Tale covers the whole thing for my little guy.
The movie takes place in the Swiss Alps at a riding school where Barbie has gone with her sisters to meet up with cousins Max and Marie. There, Barbie tames a legendary wild horse. She wants the horse to come with her, but learns that he needs to stay with his own family. The lesson that Babs learns in this one is that sometimes you need to let things go in order for them to be free.
Although the Swiss Alps is a little farfetched for most kids I know (and most adults ha!) I like the idea of loving something and setting it free being taught to kids. It's a hard lesson, and although they may not understand that's what they're getting at first watch, they'll understand it when a similar situation arises later in life.
And we're giving away 1 Barbie and Her Sisters Pony Tales prize pack valued at $100 including the new movie and dolls! To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below and tell me what Barbie's cousins names are. You have until Friday, October 25, 2013 to enter. You must be a YMC member and please be sure you've registered your email address in our commenting system so we can contact you if you win.
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