K told me when she is nine she won't be much in princesses. That's sad to be. It is one more bit of childhood vanishing. I was a late bloomer and late at giving up Barbie. I was in 5th grade I think when I was informed that Barbie was not cool any longer. I may have held onto playing for a few more months. I hope my dear K holds on longer than most girls I interact with. Growing up is hard... if she can delay it she will not regret it.