Early Monday morning, our garage was burglarized. My husband and my older son had their snowboards stolen and I my favorite bag was taken from my car . . .
My wallet and all of my credit cards were not in the bag (luckily!), but I LOVED THAT BAG! So Monday night I could not sleep. I thought of the violation, the invasion of privacy. What else could have been in that bag? What aspects of my life were these awful thieves finding in my bag? Did they find the Salted Nut Roll that my BFF Angie gave me on our trip to Island Park? What about Emma Jayne's Epi-pen? A million thoughts when through my head. So for some weird reason, in my insomniac state, I started thinking about something completely different. If you were a girl in the 70's, do you remember the Sunshine Family?
Steve, Stephie and baby Sweets. I had the family, house and the barn . . .
Believe it or not, I still have the cow. I named him "Milkey". How original! Anyhow, The Sunshine Family were the ultimate "Crafty" family. They even owned a craft store where they could make and sell their wares . . .
So here's what I'm thinking. In a Barbie world, I'm definitely a "Stephie". Oh sure, growing up I had just about every thing Barbie. And I loved her. I still do. But I never really related. Never in a million years could I figure out how to do that fabulous makeup job or do my hair like her or fill out one of her swimsuits. Then and now, Stephie was much more Paige. Even anatomically! I bet Steph and I probably look the same in a swimsuit. And Stephie could sew and grow vegetables and make a baby bed out of a berry basket and use a spinning wheel and milk a cow (ok, so I can't milk a cow or use a spinning wheel but I COULD! And I did make the baby bed out of a berry basket). That Stephie is one well rounded chick! So maybe Stephie wouldn't win a beauty contest or catch Ken's eye, but dang it, she was CRAFTY! And that's pretty cool to me. So I think I'll embrace my inner "Sunshine" and do something crafty today:). How about you?