Monday, March 9, 2009

I Wish I Was A Kid Again...

With the current state of the economy and all the other problems I'm having in my life, I have been reflecting on my childhood a lot lately.

As I was reading the RedEye this morning, I learned that the Barbie doll turned 50 today. I often forget that Barbie has been around for so long, but I then began to think about how I used to have about every Barbie. Hawaiian, the special Christmas edition. I even had the life-size Barbie head where you could do her hair and makeup. I ended up cutting my Barbie's hair really short. My mom called it destructive, I called it letting my inner creativity shine through. Besides Barbie, Cabbage Patch dolls (my favorite was the Crimp 'n Curl) and my Easy Bake Oven were my favorite toys. It's probably the reason I love to bake to this day. However I now wonder (and even a bit concerned) as to why and how a lightbulb could heat some batter up until it was a cake. Pure genious!

So what were some of your favorite toys as a kid? What couldn't you leave the house with or you just begged your parents for for Christmas?


suga said...

I had the twins who cried when apart, and giggled when they were together. And I had a double stroller for them, a diaper bag, a full wardrobe and food. I sure thought I was somebody's mama lol
Also, I had a cabbage patch preemie (bald headed) who I slept with everynight after giving a kiss on the cheek and making my mom kiss good night as well. And my cabbage patch kid with growin hair lol

I had the Barbie mansion and drop top limo with a swimming pool in the back. man i was spoiled lol id play with the stuff for a month and be on to the next

Luvvie said...

Thank you so much for Rocking the Red Pump!!! We truly appreciate your participation.


P.S. I see you're a Chicagoan. If you're free, we'd love for you to come to the Red Pump Happy Hour at Plush Restaurant & Lounge from 6:30 - 8:30

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

dont we all

T said...

I used to have this pink Barbie suitcase. I LOVED that thing. I took it everywhere with me when I was staying the night. And I had so many Barbie clothes. I had a White barbie and a black Barbie and outfits galore.

I couldn't figure out why the black Barbie's hair was always so matted together though. I guarantee my hair was never that nappy.

Oh boy, you're taking me back.