It all started so simple and innocently with a request to Santa for a Barbie’s Dreamhouse. Last month, Kevin went through the DVDs in our house and sold them back to amazon.com. In return, we received a $90 credit to use on their website to buy anything we wanted. Kevin decided to use it for Barbie’s Dreamhouse that Emma asked Santa for last week. If you missed that one, read it here.
When he placed the order, we signed up for a month of free Amazon Prime Shipping, so we didn’t have to incur a $30 shipping fee on this one (yes crazy $30 to ship Barbie’s Magnificent Dreamhouse). When this huge box arrived two days later right on the label it stated that it contained over 55 pieces. Seriously, I thought immediately that this could have the potential of turning quite ugly. Ok secretly, I hoped to have a fun blog article out of this one (I mean doesn’t everyone think in terms of writing when they see something like this!).
Last night, Kevin finally decided to try to tackle this one and put it together once the girls went to sleep (this is what we do for fun, so sad). He asked me to look up online more information about what others thought about the ease of or the lack thereof in putting this dollhouse together. I honestly was busy writing and dismissed his requests (yes, I am a bad wife).
A little while later, I entered our living room and the doll house was starting to take shape, but he was having trouble with the elevator (yes Barbie is worthy of an elevator, got to love it). He had the directions sprawled out on our coffee table and believe it or not, he was trying to read and decipher them (a shock to me, because he usually is like many men in that he hates reading, asking or taking taking directions). And for some reason, I kept playing the line from Back to The Future over and over at this point, “Roads where we are going, we don’t need roads” (or in this case directions).
When he was hitting a brick wall in getting the elevator up and running, he asked me to Google if anyone else had similar issues and any advice I could find (more shock that he was willing to take someone else’s advice). Believe it or not I didn’t find all that much except to make sure the fireplace (the girl even gets her very own fireplace!) is in position on one site and that should help in putting the elevator correctly (boring and not very good graphics, so not worthy of getting an inclusion here).
But then, I also found this here if you too bought this monstrosity and would like more information. I will say this apparently Kevin was doing the right thing according to this person about putting it together ahead of time before Christmas morning. Also, he/she on this site is a bit snarky in saying that if 270 other people could put it together than why shouldn’t you! This genius even let us know, if we did have to put it together in front of the kids to let them play with the stickers. Seriously have you met my kids, because they would have gone through those stickers faster than you could say gone! Oh and these stickers would have been all over them and my house, too (no thank you). And now I am thanking god for small favors I suppose. But do watch this video (totally worthy of a few laughs) on this page, these two are having way too much fun playing with their kid’s toy before the kid even got a chance (god I would love to know where these two had the time or the energy).
About an hour later, it was pretty much all put together and just needed to be put back in our garage hidden out of sight until Christmas morning. All-in-all, it wasn’t as good of a show as I’d hoped for, but still had its moments. Kevin’s attempt at being funny in the end was when he told me, “You thought you’d have a good blog article out of this, but you didn’t so suck it,” when he got the thing pretty much completed elevator and all!
So I eat my words, he got Barbie’s Dream House completed and done with very little cursing or even much problems. But now the real fun begins, when they have to play with it. Will this thing hold up to Kevin’s construction? Time will only tell! Oh and by the way I got my blog article, no thanks to him (no fun Kevin) but thanks in part to good old fashioned google searches (still humming Barbie Girl)!
Ok, I know I pimped this video before, but I couldn’t stop thinking about these two little girls and their Barbie (Toys R Us) shopping spree. So, I am sharing it again, well because I can: