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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:

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They give you a sentence.

And you finish it.

Simple enough.

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 CaCabbage_patch_kids_logobbage 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.

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Photo from Wikipedia

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.

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