Friday, October 9, 2015

Imagine The Possibilities!

Whew! It's been a minute since I have had a chance to sit down and post anything!  I can not believe how time is flying. I have been in major mommy mode, with a first year middle school student and a high school senior, boohoo.  I can not believe how time is flying, I just want to press pause and spend as much time as I can with my family!  Lately we have been extremely busy navigating this crazy college application process with my oldest daughter Kayla.  Senior pictures, SAT test, applications, college visits you name it we are doing it!  At this very moment we are knee deep in college essays trying to help her sum up her purpose and the meaning of life in 650 words or less!

 My Oldest Daughter During One of Our Recent College Tours
 Deep Philosophical Conversations on Campus!

In the middle of all of my chaos I came across the latest happenings with Barbie and just fell in love with their newest campaign which focuses on the importance of play and the possibilities that come from children's imaginations during playtime.  Through my work with the Barbie Project this past year and exploring my youngest daughter's playtime I am all to familiar with the ways children explore and get carried away with their vivid imaginations!   I was blown away by the ways that Kennedy played with her Barbie's and the many careers and adventures that she explored in the comforts of her room.  I loved seeing Barbie turn into an engineer and construct her own elevator for her dollhouse,  becoming a pilot and flying her own plane and joining Kennedy as she conducted science experience in her own imaginary lab.

 Kennedy and Barbie In Her Chemistry Lab

So when I saw Barbie's new video/film "Imagine the Possibilities" that throws adorable little kids and their imaginations into scenarios with real unsuspecting audiences, I just had share as I really love seeing children use their imaginations to create so many possibilities in their little worlds! Check out the video below!


How cute is that!!  My favorite parts were the adults reactions to the little business woman, the veterinarian and the college professor.  "Can your cat fly? My cat can".. too funny!

As I watch my oldest daughter embark on her college career with aspirations to go into sports medicine with a dream to help athletes heal and recover from injuries I think of the little girl in the film who imagined herself as a soccer coach during her playtime with her toys in her room, maybe becoming that coach one day and leading her team to the World Cup.  I think of Kennedy growing up and being in her own lab one day  maybe even finding the cure for cancer and the possibility that it started with her big imagination as a little girl! 

Super happy that Barbie is using their platform to empower girls once again and love their new tagline ~  "Champion A World Where All Girls Pursue Their Limitless Possibilities"!! Bravo! Check out their new video and campaign by clicking here!  Be sure to leave a comment and tell us some of the amazing adventures that your son or daughter explores when they play! Also I welcome any college navigation tips to help me and my hubby stay sane during this process!