Just the other day, Reddit got heated over a post regarding a fight between a husband and wife. The topic at hand?Collectible Barbies.
In the AITA subreddit (which is short for “Am I The A**hole?”), a woman with the handle of momto2kiddos posted about something that happened between her husband and her 5-year-old daughter. Before the story starts, she shares a sad bit of information — her husband’s sister had died. The death, while tragic, happened 10 years ago. A lot of his sister’s belongings were passed on to him, including her collection of Barbies.
While many of the dolls were heavily played with and loved, there were a few collector Barbies that were still in their boxes.
Typically, Barbies like this might carry some worth if they’re kept in pristine condition. But at the same time, they’re often a bummer for kids. Reason being, they can’t be played with. Otherwise, the investment is lost.
“We gave my daughter the unboxed toys as she got older these past 5 years,” momto2kiddos wrote. “I always said we should store the collector dolls until she was older. [My mother-in-law] agreed.”