Cabbage Patch Kid, kids, Little Golden Books, Little Mermaid, Sound of Music, Strawberry Shortcake, Sweet Valley Twins, Three Little Pigs
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens!
Brown paper packages tied up with string;
These are a few of my favourite things!
Found a new link up today that caught my eye so I thought I’d give it a go.
I found it over at Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine and it’s called:
They give you a sentence.
And you finish it.
This week’s sentence?
I used to love…
1) The Sound of Music (quite obviously): I knew all the words to all the songs by the time I was 13.
2) Gail Noel – My Cabbage Patch Kid: She had brown hair and brown eyes. Just like me! My mom thought the dolls were ugly and tried to convince me not to buy into the trend. But she couldn’t sway me. I got her when I was six and loved her for YEARS.
3) Strawberry Shortcake: I had the entire collection – both in the dolls and the figurines. At some stage in my tweens, when I wasn’t paying attention, my mother donated the dolls to a church rummage sale. But I still have the figurines packed away.
4) Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Secretly, I just really liked Ursula, but Sebastian and Ariel were okay too.
5) Little Golden Books, and Disney Children’s Records: I loved to turn the page when Tinkerbell rings her little bell.
6) Being a Girl Guide: I remain in awe of any organization that could make me look forward to camping.
7) Sweet Valley Twins and the Babysitters Club: The books that got me reading “Chapter Books” when I was nine.
And now that I’m the mother of two girls, I love that I might get to love all of these again as they experience them. My eldest daughter (3) now plays with my Cabbage Patch Kid (which I still own) along with her own; she loves playing Strawberry Shortcake games on the computer; I found “The Three Little Pigs” Golden book at a garage sale and she loves to read it because I sing the songs as I remember them (courtesy of my many books on record from when I was growing up); and we are currently big on mermaids and all things Disney.
They are still too young for the Sweet Valley Twins or BSC – but being a pack rat, those are all sitting in storage; and my copy of the Sound of Music is just WAITING until they are a bit older so they can make it through and (hopefully) enjoy that too.
So while I use to love all of the above; I absolutely love that I get to experience much of what I found great as a kid all over again with my girls and see it again fresh through their eyes.
Janine Huldie said:
I too am a mother of two little girls, who recently also found Strawberry Shortcake on the Hub Channel. They love it and I even bought my oldest Strawberry Shortcake’s house for her birthday. I love seeing them so into something that I too used love. So, I can truly relate to your post. So glad you found us and seriously hope you continue to linkup with us now!!
Kristi Campbell said:
Oh how wonderful that you still have your old cabbage patch kid for your daughter to now play with! I love it. Thanks for linking up with us!
I love that she plays with it now! So happy I saved it. And happy that I found this link up! A fun idea. Thanks for the visit.
I love The Sound of Music too. It’s one of my favorites! I own the dvd and the CD. I had a CPK (not to be confused with California Pizza Kitchen), her name was Corey Emmy. I think she was a preemie. My sister was really into all the Strawberry Shortcake dolls. I was too old by the time they came around. I was probably too old for the CPK too, but they were hot, so I wanted one. Thanks for linking up with us!
I don’t know what a California Pizza Kitchen is – so we’re all good on that front! Isn’t it funny how we can remember the names of them years later. Heck – I even remember her birthday!
Thanks for visiting!
a happier girl said:
We are clearly leading parallel lives. I had a red headed cabbage patch doll that looked like me. My grandmother successfully tracked it down for the year people fought through mobs to get them. I also love love loved strawberry shortcake. Remember how the little figures smelled like the different characters. My best friend and I had all of them!
Rachel Demas (@TaoOfPoop) said:
Oh, I love how you started this post! So clever! Now, I’m gonna be humming that song all night!
When the dog bites; when the bee stings; when I’m feeling sad….
Sorry – couldn’t help carrying it on there a bit. Thanks so much for stopping in and for the kind words.