Twitter. A place of unending entertainment.

Mother of a four year old. Another place of unending entertainment. (And stickers on your face to negate your existence.)

The other night I sent out this tweet.


Within a few minutes I had a few responses.


and then came the request for a picture.

can't narrow this down to one caption.

take a minute. soak it up. take it in.

It surely wasn’t what I was expecting when I opened the fridge to get a frosty glass of water.

After I posted the picture the tweets kept coming.


I then remembered why I had a Barbie in my fridge. She is a water Barbie. Her swimsuit changes color in the bathtub. To change her back she has to get cold. the moosh was miffed that she wasn’t changing back to purple quickly enough after her bath so I merely suggested (jokingly) that she could put her in the fridge.

I forgot that the moosh doesn’t joke.

Girl is all business.

By morning Barbie’s hair was frozen.

can't narrow this down to one caption.


Have any cold Barbie jokes you’d like to tell?

Now’s your chance.

(And yes, she’s underneath a Bob the Builder sippy cup. Wendy would be pissed.)


  1. I just snorted from laughing at this. I love your kid (and you)

    Casey Reply:

    @Jen, You know, I don’t snort nearly enough anymore.

  2. Moosh doesn’t joke, ha! My mom calls this the Amelia Bedelia phase… does anyone read those books anymore? Literal kids = big laughs. Moosh is hilarious.

    lindsaywillman Reply:

    @Meredith, I love Amelia Bedelia books – but it may come with the elementary teacher territory.

    Casey Reply:

    @Meredith, Amelia Bedelia is one of the moosh’s FAVORITE BOOKS. Apparently it allows her serious nature to relax for a bit.

  3. ohmygoodnesshahaha

  4. Still giggling at the tweet, “Rumor has it she’s always been a bit frigid” I can’t top that!

  5. I had this huge, honkin’ pink barbie hot tub, with the oh-so-technologically advanced bubble maker which was basically a plastic bubble you squished that created bubbles. It was huge and took up more of the tub than I did, but apparently was AWESOME to me at 4 years old. To see what changes from 1989 (when I was 4) to 2009 is interesting and a lot COOLER. pun INTENDED. 😛

    Casey Reply:

    @Elizabeth, Yes. We bought the fridge just for the Barbie, it seemed a little over the top at the time, but to know it’s brought this much joy?
    Barbie hot tubs are sooo ’80’s.

  6. “If I stretch my arms out, maybe I can reach that leftover marshmallow, chocolate, and peanut butter sandwich.”

    Casey Reply:

    @SciFi Dad, ‘Tis in vain sweet Barbie, for there are never leftovers of grilled peanut butter, chocolate and marshmallow sandwiches.

  7. I always put my Barbies in the microwave.

    Casey Reply:

    @Avitable, I’m more of a keep a cat in the microwave kind of girl. Better explanation for the unending disaster that my microwave is.

  8. lol, this is great!

  9. The only thing that makes this even better was seeing it first hand (second hand?) on skype. OMG that kid is a hoot.

    I miss her so. Give her a squeeze for me, please?

    Casey Reply:

    @sam {temptingmama}, I’m so glad someone was around to witness it first hand. I’m alone too much, really.

    sam {temptingmama} Reply:

    @Casey, ALWAYS here for you babe. I’ll skype for HOURS (as I have) with you so you’re not lonely!


    See you in two sleeps! *squueeeee*

  10. I love this! Too funny – I think we need more barbie in the fridge.

    Casey Reply:

    @Jess, I need one in the freezer too, may make me reconsider that second bowl of ice cream.

  11. I think Barbie was out late partying and her friends took advantage of her by telling her if she slept in the fridge it would prevent a hangover. Haha, silly blonde Barbie, the jokes obviously on her. I also bet because she never got back to the dream house and slept in a fridge, Ken must be pissed.

    Casey Reply:

    @Hockeyman, Well, we don’t have a coffee maker so the fridge is the next best thing…

  12. I don’t have any frigid Barbie jokes coming to mind, but I did once open my fridge to find a Little People zebra and giraffe just chillin’ — for no apparent reason whatsoever.

    Casey Reply:

    @MommyTime, Must have been a killer selection in produce.

  13. I’d take a frigid barbie over furry spaghetti sauce any day.

    Casey Reply:

    @Em, I found white cheese that had turned to green while I was busy neglecting it.

  14. I think I would prefer to find a barbie in the fridge than the “Hot dog chunk popcicle” frozen in a water bottle in my freezer.

    Casey Reply:

    @Heather, Ew. Ew. Ew.

  15. Unfortunately when Barbie falls off the diet wagon she has no clue where to go … The ice cream is behind the other door dear!

    (I can’t wait for my kid to be this age!)

    Casey Reply:

    @Bellamomma, Uh, nothing in the freezer but Veggie Burgers. Someone *ahem* already ate all the ice cream.

  16. I love the frigid comment! hahaha

    Casey Reply:

    @Alyson (New England Living), If you don’t follow her you should, she’s finds the funniest stuff in her favorites column.

  17. OMG, you just made my day!

  18. Obviously binging. Tomorrow you will find her in the toilet.

    Casey Reply:

    @Josie, HA HA! Now this one made me laugh. And I don’t chortle at comments easily.

  19. So stinkin’ hilarious!! Love it!!

  20. A bob the builder sippy cup – SHUT UP! No way – where did you get that and where can I get one? I would be “super mom” if I came home with that beauty!

    Casey Reply:

    @thegypsymama, Unfortunately it was a hand me down/never given back item from my nephews three years ago. SORRY!

  21. I once came home to see Barbie in a compromising position at my house…

    Casey Reply:

    @Barb @ getupandplay, Yeah, my head just tilted and mine went sailing down the gutter.

    Casey Reply:

    @Barb @ getupandplay, MY MIND. Gah.

  22. the comments are the best! if only she could MAKE you all a meal instead of stuffing herself in between all the leftovers!

    Casey Reply:

    @cate, Yeah, I’m writing to Barbie to get on that. A whole easy bake oven/ Martha Stewart hybrid.

  23. That Barbie diet tweet was a riot. I had the whole room laughing because I read your post out loud. Ah yes, this is how we spend our time in this digital age…

    And is it wrong that I now kind of miss playing with Barbies? My sister and I used to create these huge, complex storylines. I blame it on my mom watching General Hospital.

    Casey Reply:

    @Elizabeth Kaylene, My grandma watched General Hospital. I give her credit for teaching me how to properly slap at a young age.

  24. That is hysterical.
    Remind me, SAturday night.. to tell you my Barbie story 😉 :_)

  25. Mine is Wii remotes and My Little Ponies. I have long given up trying to figure out small girls though. Four is a very weird age.

  26. Too funny! What’s sad is my husband does stuff like this sometimes. I found his keys in the fridge one time. He goes in to get something and leaves whatever he was holding in return.

  27. This will definitely be your most random comment, but “Space Balls” came to mind when reading this post — especially the part where Dark Helmet is playing with his own action figures. FYI — you’ll have the cleanest uterus in Chicago? Well, I’m going to have the cleanest sinuses in Bloomington! I’ll look for you going northbound on I-65 while I’m headed southbound…

  28. Poor Barbie, she must have had a bad case of Nipplitis the next day.