Yesterday, my Tween, her tween friend and tween friend’s teenager sister were sitting in our lounge room and watching a movie on TV. I laughed when I realised that they had put on one of the Tween’s old Barbie DVDs. I smiled as I listened to the conversation and the camaraderie emanating from the room as they watch the movie. It struck me as highly amusing that they wanted to watch a movie they had loved when they were younger but with older eyes, they were seeing things that they had missed previously. The comments were hilarious as they poked holes in the plot and the characters.
I discussed it with the Garden Gnome later and he had noticed the same thing. We both laughed. It must be hard to be at a place in your life where you want to hang on to your childhood but adulthood is coming at you 100 miles an hour. It doesn’t make it easier that the world is pushing grown up values on children.
I just want the Tween to continue to live in a Barbie fairytale for as long as she can before real life catches up.