“[The first movie I remember seeing was] ‘The Goonies.’ I never identified with girls, and the cast was all boys. Girls were nervous about going into caves; they were scaredy-cats—and I wasn’t into that at all. I loved the idea of being with a crew and having an adventure. I was really interested in pits full of snakes … I [played with Barbies], but it was always, ‘Let’s play sex with Barbies!’ My Barbies were usually naked. Once, I took their heads off, cut their hair, drew on their short, spiky hair with some markers, then stuck the heads on Christmas lights. Every year, we’d string our tree with those Barbie heads. It looked demonic. My parents were so cool—they saw it as a form of self-expression.”
– Jessica Biel in W magazine. I mean, we all simulated sex acts with our Barbie dolls and gave them weird haircuts, right? The part where she made their heads into Christmas ornaments was a little dark. But she’s got nothing on our screwed up childhood games. We don’t judge at all. [What is going on in the photo? Is she touching herself by a pool? -- Editor] [Celebitchy]
I spend an hour a week in therapy. When I’m not working through current traumas, like that woman who gave me the stink-eye at the grocery store, I am stuck firmly in the past. Yes, I lived through many scarring childhood experiences from which I thought I’d never recover. There was the time in 9th grade when this jerk in Earth Sciences put tape in my hair. And every single time my mother shouted “Leave the door open!” after me when I went to hang out in my bedroom with a boy.
But for you, dear Frisky readers, I have decided to enact a spiritual sage-burning of the blogger variety and admit there are some things I just need to get over. What follows are the scarring childhood experiences that I, along with the rest of the Frisky staff, are finally ready to put past us… Keep reading »
One thing, we’ve discovered, that all of The Frisky ladies have in common is the fact that we played really bizarre games when we were children. I feel very strongly that you all need to know about these games. Click through to see if you can match the screwed up game with its player. Teaser: you will read about murder plots, ass sniffing, asphyxiation, sandwiches, makeup and more. Oh, and we would be thrilled if you shared your messed up childhood games with us too. Clearly, we’re in no position to judge.
Every year older brings new privileges. The obvious perks are voting, drinking, growing boobs and losing our curfews. However, with these new privileges consequently comes the loss of old privileges. There were many things we took for granted as kids that cause us to look back on our carefree lives and think “I wish I was a kid again.” The obvious childish perks that have left our daily schedules are things like homework and nap time, but here are six more things that we once had as kids but wish we had now. Keep reading »
There are alternative ways of becoming a parent if traditional human child rearing is not your cup of tea. Partners of 26 years, Mark Kirby and A.J. Sapolnick, adopted their “son,” Digby, some 20 years ago in Paris. Yes, Digby is technically a “doll” but they don’t care to refer to him that way. To them, he is their child. Keep reading »
Sleep-away camp often ends up being one of the most memorable experiences of your childhood. These memories can span everything from making s’mores to canoeing to hanging out with boys and realizing they don’t all have cooties. A handful of wise women share their best stories about what they learned while in the great outdoors. Keep reading »