I LOVE shopping with my daughter, it is just plain fun! She is a great shopping buddy and she loves to look at everything, and if it involves shoes we never get out of the store. Monday I decided to take my daughter on a special secret mission to pick out a Valentine’s Day Present…For Herself!
No list to prepare, no preparation really other then a quick clothes and shoe change, you have to be comfortable when you are shopping!. We arrived and Honey was excited when she found that our destination was Toys “R” Us. What kid doesn’t love Toys “R” Us! We took our time browsing through the store until we came to what I was looking for, the Cabbage Patch Kid Dolls.
As we browsed the isle I told Honey my own experience with the Cabbage Patch Kids when I was about 9 years old. I remember the craze, they were the IT toy to have. The stores couldn’t keep them on the shelves, in fact they couldn’t even get them on the shelves in the first place. When I finally got the chance to pick out my own Cabbage Patch Kid I didn’t have much of a selection maybe only a couple dolls (or at least that is how I remember it). However I didn’t want to leave the store without one so I picked one. I was able to find a photo of the doll I chose so many years ago I wish I could remember his name.
This was him, he was bald, a boy, and I remember vividly the blue sailor suit. I believe at the time Cabbage Patch Kids were one of the most realistic dolls on the market. These days you can get dolls that replicate babies so well if you aren’t close you wouldn’t know the difference. While Honey and I were shopping they had one doll on the shelf that was marked as at 1983 version. I showed Honey the difference it the “old” dolls and the “new” the most noticeable was the hair. The older version had the yarn like hair while the newer was more realistic. Also the Cabbage Patch Kids I grew up with were just dolls. They didn’t dance, sing, eat, or play musical instruments.
Honey picked out her Cabbage Patch Kid from the small selection. I was a little disappointed in the selection the reason for the stop at Toys “R” Us specifically was I figured of all stores they would have the most. Either way Honey was happy with her chose and I even allowed her to pick out an extra outfit! Meet Isabella “Bella” for short!
I loves sharing my own childhood memories with my daughter and she really loves to hear them. She asks me all kinds of questions which make me laugh and smile. I think she feels honored to have a toy just like the one her mother had when she was young. What’s better then having your own toy, just like your mothers? Mommy playing with you and that toy of course!
I really enjoyed this fun mother daughter trip to Toys “R” Us and sharing memories. You can have some fun checking out my shopping experience here: Shh! Secret Shopping Mission
Interesting Cabbage Patch Kids information from Wikipedia: Cabbage Patch Kids is a line of dolls created by American art student Xavier Roberts in 1978. It was originally called “Little People”. The original dolls were all cloth and sold at local craft shows, then later at Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia. The doll brand went on to become one of the most popular toy fads of the 1980s and one of the longest-running doll franchises in America
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