Cowboy Ken

No, this isn’t a saucy “He Said/She Said” post about the hotness of cowboys. (For the record, SHE SAID COWBOYS ARE HOT!) This is about my Cowboy Ken Barbie doll.

Many of you read in my “Perspective” post a few days ago about how my Mama had glued cotton to the face of Cowboy Ken and transformed him into Joseph from the Bible, complete with colorful tunic and beard. The next day, I received a frantic text from Mama:

I read your blog and thought how rude and insensitive I was when I kidnapped Ken and made him into Joseph. I immediately ran upstairs to your childhood closet and found Joseph. I scrubbed and scrubbed and “goo goned” him to death. He’s as good as new! Luv Mummy.

Cowboy Ken

Cowboy Ken is alive! And he doesn’t have facial hair! And he’s wearing his super cool, 70s cowboy hat!

I immediately called Mama to thank her for “goo goning” Cowboy Ken and apologize for being so dramatic and sensitive.

Me: “Thanks so much for fixing Cowboy Ken up Mama. You didn’t have to do that.”
Mama: “No, no. I did. And he looks exactly the same as he did before. Except I can’t find his jeans.”
Me: “Actually, he wore black leather pants.”

Perhaps he was more of the Village People cowboy instead of the rodeo kind?”

Whatever. Check out those piercing blue eyes! He could give Harrison a run for his money!


11 Comments on "Cowboy Ken"

August 9, 2013 9:35 am

Awesome! I totally had this Ken doll. So glad Goo Gone was invented so your Cowboy Ken could be restored. :)

August 9, 2013 10:26 am

Aw, that is one sweet Mamma!

August 9, 2013 1:52 pm

That was awesome! But I must say he probably made a good Joseph as well!

Lincee’s Mama: You sound like the best! Thanks for sharing your wonderful daughter with all of us! She is one of a kind!

loves waves
August 9, 2013 2:31 pm

Holy moley — he looks like Drew!

August 9, 2013 2:56 pm

I agree! Cowboy Drew Barbie Doll!! Thanks for sharing this too cute interaction with your AWESOME mom. My mom would have thrown Ken away :(

Lori H
August 9, 2013 5:28 pm

I love your Mama!

August 9, 2013 6:19 pm

Aw! So sweet of your momma! I had the Peaches N Cream Barbie, but I hadn’t ever seen a Cowboy Ken. I wonder if he was only sold in Texas!? Ha. Congratulations. He’s a cutie!

August 9, 2013 8:24 pm

Wow that’s awesome that she still has it. I destroyed all of mine.

August 12, 2013 11:05 am

Too cute and sweet!

August 12, 2013 1:08 pm

This post makes me all kinds of happy. ALL kinds I tell you. And also makes me miss my Barbies. Especially Western Barbie with the awesome feathered hair. And also makes me a little upset with my own mama. And my daddy. Because they are to blame for leaving my Barbies along with my Barbie Townhouse and other stuff in our attic when we moved. WHO forgets their kid’s Barbies in the attic upon moving? MY PARENTS, that’s who. Although by kid I mean late teenage daughter. But whatever! Will my mama be apologizing by hunting down Western Barbie and all her Barbie sisters? NO! No she won’t.

I’m off to sulk now . . . you might have to scratch that part about all kinds of happy. Feeling melancholy now.

August 12, 2013 8:39 pm

Fun post! I love Cowboy Ken and Cowgirl Barbie. Though my gal can’t wink her eye anymore and Ken has misplaced his fancy pants. I actually tried to dress all of my Barbies over the weekend (my nieces play with them so they resemble a nudist colony)…it was tough trying to remember who wore what!!! Was it so wrong to give Barbie brown or green eyes to help ID??? Oh well, they are rocking some vintage now.