Thursday, October 30, 2008

If you survived the 80's...

then you need to go here:





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and join the fun. The hostess' post has me in tears right now, I'm laughing that hard.





In the 80's I wanted to grow up to be either:








http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20BZID081Vk



or



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quzY7ONePM4

The story of my first "Cabbage Patch Kid"...

One wonderful Christmas in the 80's, Santa brought me a "Cabbage Patch Kid". There was something different about this cabbage patch kid. I couldn't pin point it...she was just a bit off from other's I'd seen. But I loved her anyway, and was sooo happy to finally have one of my own.

She went everywhere with me, and at night time she cowered under my blankets with me, hiding from the boogie man. (or the giant green big bird - a story for another day) We were inseperable, and I was soooo happy to finally have one of my very own. Until the day my parents told me there was something wrong with her and that I couldn't touch her anymore. That she would make me sick. I was crushed. How could this happen? Why? Whyyyy???

Because she was fake. Santa brought me a FAKE Cabbage Patch Kid. A TOXIC fake cabbage patch kid.

I remember my Mom putting my doll into a big plastic bag...and I slept with her one last time and then went with my parents to a store where I had to hand her over to the lady behind the counter. Santa got us real ones the next Christmas, but I never forgot my girl in the bubble.

13 comments:

Christie said...

That's crazy! Toxic Cabbage Patch Kid??? I would have been so sad...I'm sure you were. Did you believe in Santa after that?

MamaPoRuski said...

O NO! Do you remember then the twisted take on those called "The Garbage Pail Kids"? I never knew a real person who had one...Thanks for sharing...{HUGS} ;)

WheresMyAngels said...

Holy cow, I have NEVER heard that one! Must of been from China!

I was in high school when they came out and I remember people being trampled that Christmas. They were all sold out, yet my friends parents drove all over to get her one. She was in high school, I still cannot believe she wanted one!

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

I had a Cabbage Patch doll - Loved it!

Thanks for sharing and coming by today.

Hugs

topsytechie said...

Oh, that was just too sad! You must have been broken hearted! Glad you survived the 80's!!!

Diamond said...

Awww...I've wanted one ever since I can remember. Maybe, this year :-).

(Hey, remember the Garbage Pail Kids?)

Mariafer said...

Happy Halloween Natalie!!!

mydogumentary said...

OH MY GOSH! I'm glad I was not the only one who wanted to be Jem and She-ra! I thought I was She-RA at some point in my life!

Debbie Egizio said...

Oh, how sad that you got a toxic cabbage patch doll. I wonder where she sprouted out of the ground? Maybe that cabbage patch was planted near a toxic nuclear waste site. Scary! Well, I'm glad to hear that got a real one the next year. Hope the scars have healed from the incident. ;)
have a wonderful Halloween!! Take care, Deb

Salinda said...

She-Ra!!! I'd forgotten! What fun!

Sorry about your cabbage patch. My first one was a fake too. They were tough to get around here at the time. THe one in my picture is actually a realy one and my daughter now plays with it.

Lump said...

awww that would have scarred me to give up my "cabbage patch kid" :(

and I so wanted to be part of the Misfits on Jem. ha!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

My parents refused to get me a Cabbage Patch Kid because they were so expensive. My aunt ended up getting me one. Her name was Doreen Edit. I think my mom threw her out a few years later. What's the bitterness between my mom and Cabbage Patch Kids?

FUN post!

~melody~

Screaming Meme said...

Awww! You are hilarious! That must of been so sad...:( Love your blog! Im orig from Fla....