When I was 5 years old, I had a magazine that had all the coolest barbies in it. The one featured in this post is the one I wanted the most. I told all my friends and cousins about this one and I couldn’t wait to go to the toy shop to get it.
The reason I wanted this one the most compared to all the other ones in that magazine is because this combined two of my favourite things, barbie and bubbles, what else can a 5 year old ask for? It was the dream.
I had an aunt visiting and my mom went shopping with her, while I stayed home and played with my cousin. I knew that they would be back with my barbie and I was so excited. When they arrived, they only had one, which was then given to my cousin as they were our guests and it was the only one left in the store. My cousin had showed her mom that she wanted the doll I did. My mom promised that she would go back and get it as soon as it was back in stock, but it never came back in stock. Safe to say I was heart broken but I thought that my cousin would allow me to play with her whilst they were still our guests, at least. She did not.
Time went on and as with all things I forgot about the doll and moved on.
Fast forward about 19 years, I shared this story with a random stranger, we became friends and one day he got me a gift. It was a mermaid barbie, he remembered the story and that it involved a barbie but didn’t remember the details of the actual barbie. I thought it was a really wonderful gesture and it reminded me that I still wanted “Bubble Angel Barbie”
A few months after that, I found it on Amazon and bought it. When I opened the amazon box, I grinned, ear to ear. It felt like such an achievement. Dreams really do come true.
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