When I was three years old, I had a huge obsession with Barbie.
I had Barbie dolls, a life-sized Barbie, Barbie pajamas, Barbie books, a Barbie costume… you get the picture. So, naturally, I wanted to have a Barbie-themed birthday party for my fourth birthday.
In addition to Barbies, birthdays have also always been a favorite of mine. I love my birthday, your birthday, the lady down the street’s birthday — it doesn’t matter… I just love birthdays. (See my post about my birthday favorites here.) So, I wanted to have the greatest birthday party any four year old had ever had. And my mom wanted that for me, too.
About a week before my birthday, my mom took my favorite Barbie doll away from me and told me she couldn’t tell me why.