She did get the Barbie Jet from Santa -not a stable. It is pretty impressive. Barbie lives the lavish lifestyle. In fact, it was so impressive that "the boy" left his work with me (putting together Legos) to play Barbies. I don't think it bothered him a bit either.
When I was a kid, I played Barbies when my sister forced and only then. I didn't want it getting out that I played with dolls. My G.I. Joes might laugh at me. I'm not sure that matters much anymore. I think if a doll has something as cool as her own jet, camper, pool and animal rescue shelter, anyone can play with it and not be ashamed. Pink is in vogue right? Plus, I bet with a little duct tape we can mount some missles on the wings, turn the water in the pool to acid and paint S.W.A.T. on the camper. That'll "boy it up."