A few years ago, when my preteen was in the thick of her “Barbie craze”, she wanted not just to have as many Barbie’s as we could afford. She also wanted to be Barbie. Retrospectively this is really funny, because obviously she couldn’t change her appearance but.. At 5 – the imagination is not limited. Emilie believed if she wished hard enough, was good enough, and did enough chores (or whatever I told her) she could have blonde hair and blue eyes like her role model – Barbie.

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