Sunday, March 27, 2011
A little background about the Cabbage Patch Doll... As a youngster, I never had one. We had the impostor Cabbage Patch Kids that mom's must buy a kit for at the local craft store and make. They worked just fine, but it wasn't the real thing. When I was the age of 12 or so, Grandma started letting us pick out our own Christmas presents since we were getting too hard to shop for. She would give us $20 and then we were to go to Ogallala to find something for her to wrap. Sounded like a brilliant idea to me! Mom took me to Alco one day and I knew just what I was going to get - a real Cabbage Patch Doll. Trust me, I was way past the age of playing with dolls at that time, but it was something I was going to put on the shelf. I sent in the adoption papers that came with it, and I think I named it Annabelle or something like that. As a kid, it was one of the best Christmas presents!
Someday, I would give this very special doll to my kid to play with. Well, that day came several months ago when my mom came to visit and brought a box of stuff, which included the doll - probably trying to empty out my room at the house. I figured I mine as well let Adlyn play with it. The clothes on the doll didn't last long, they preferred to take them off. Good thing - as it took a trip to the potty today. Luckily it was big enough so it didn't plug up toilet. So much for my special doll that I gave to my daughter...it must be loved.
Posted by Anne at 9:40 PM