You can be anything


barbie1With a baby brother now on the scene, Sunday has grown up so much in the past six months. As Rafferty is gaining personality and a bigger voice in the house, I have to keep on reminding myself that this is when Sunday might be feeling a little out of sorts. She was an only child for close to 4 years, so I’m sure sharing the limelight with her baby brother has been quite an adjustment in her little world. Luckily, she’s been nothing but adoring towards baby Rafferty (honestly, really amazing), however I have noticed her purposely shifting attention to herself lately if baby Raff is doing something cute, which is completely expected!

barbie4We are making sure she gets some quality one on one time and Sunday was lucky enough to be sent a Barbie pack recently that she of course couldn’t wait to open and set up. Personally, I was pleased to see Barbie was an inspirational farm vet, wearing work gear and not sky high heels ready for a night on the town. The gift was to promote a new campaign You Can Be Anything, which is doing great things. From Mermaid to Movie Star, Pet Vet to Police Officer, Barbie has had countless career choices over the years and the brand has (180 and growing) certainly always encouraged children to dream big.

The latest campaign aims to bring to life this philosophy through three incredible Aussie kids who challenge stereotypes and push the boundaries, redefining what it means to be a young person in the world. The campaign sets out to prove that you don’t need to be a ‘grown up’ to achieve your dreams with all three ambassadors featuring in short films about their extraordinary lives. The three inspiring videos starring Quincy the surfing champion, Cael – who single-handedly raised over $10,000 for charity by the time he was eight, and Grace the YouTube star can be viewed here.

To celebrate the campaign, Barbie is running a competition for one lucky kid to win a personalised $10,000 experience to help them with their dream.  Click here for more information about the competition. Such an amazing opportunity!

barbie3 barbie2It got me thinking about what Sunday would like to be when she’s older, and how it might change over the years (I originally wanted to be a newsreader just like Geraldine Doogue, which later changed to a high school art teacher). I’ve decided to document a series of questions every year to see how much her answers change. I’ll start the same tradition with Raff when he’s old enough. Funnily enough, her answer regarding what she wants to be when she’s older was the cutest.

Here are is Sunday’s questionnaire for 2016:

1. What is your favourite colour: Pink and Rainbow

2. What is your favourite toy? A Beanie Boo and Mermaid Barbie that we got in Fiji (Seriously, this is her strongest memory of our Fiji holiday from a year ago).

3. What is your favourite fruit? Rockmelon

4. What is your favourite TV show? I like Peppa Pig

5. What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch? A ham, avocado and cheese wrap

6. What is your favourite outfit? A fairy dress Lexi gave me (from Pottery Barn Kids)

7. What is your favourite game? Pass the Parcel

8. What is your favourite snack? Baby tomatoes and popcorn 

9. What is your favourite animal? Flamingo and Piglet

10. What is your favourite song? Advance Australia Fair and Let it Go

11. What is your favourite book? Sunday Chutney

12. What is your favourite thing to do at preschool? Being kind to someone

13. What is your favourite sport? Swimming

14. What is your favourite thing to have for breakfast? Cheese on toast with Jam that Nanny makes

16. What is your favourite drink? Plain Water and Apple Juice

17. What has been your favourite holiday? Going to London* 

18. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? Sophie the Dalmation, Lilly Bobtail and Fifi

19. What is your favourite thing to have for dinner? Sausages and tomato sauce with egg and avocado on toast

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Police Officer and a Fairy, and Mary at the Preschool Christmas Concert next year.

*Sunday has never been to London (ha!)

Briar x


  • Lee Mills

    what a great concept…wish this kinda Barbie was around when my girls were little!!! My favourite answer is “favourite holiday – London” LOL – too cute!

  • Lexi

    OH MY!!!! Sunday I can’t believe I appeared in your list! I am so thrilled that you love that costume as much as I do – and I love seeing you in it! You look like the best kind of fairy there is – a Sunny Sunday Fairy.

    I can’t wait to see you soon!

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