The 30 Day Blog Challenges resumes….
I had about 30 to 40 Care Bears. In addition to them lining my bed, I had the Care Bear musical tapes and read the Care Bear books. I would subject my family to Care Bear musicals where they were forced to stare at my Care Bears doing nothing while a musical tape played in the background.
I had a million Barbie and Ken dolls, including a Barbie house (multi-leveled with an elevator), several Barbie cars, and many Barbie outfits. My paternal grandmother gave us a Hawaiian chest full of scarves and I loved coming up with my own Barbie outfits with the scarves. My dog chewed up my favorite Ken doll, and I still played with him. I loved making my Barbies have car crashes by hurtling them down the stairs. And I insisted that my Barbies be multicultural, so I had an African-American Barbie, a Native American Barbie, and a Mexican Barbie in addition to all the blonde Barbies with blue eyes.
I had this exact Strawberry Shortcake doll, along with all her friends. I also had Strawberry Shortcake curtains and a Strawberry Shortcake bedspread. The funny thing is I don’t like the dessert strawberry shortcake because strawberries make my mouth fuzzy.
CABBAGE PATCH DOLL
I only wanted a Cabbage patch doll because they were extremely popular in the ’80s and all the other kids had them. Even as a kid I thought they were ugly as sin.
I had this exact Annie doll because I was fairly obsessed with the movie at one time in my life. I had all of Annie’s co-stars as well, including: Miss Hannigan, Daddy Warbucks, Pepper, and Grace. My Annie dolls would co-mingle with my Barbies and Strawberry shortcake dolls in all of my imaginary dramas.
What girl growing up in the ’80s didn’t have a plethora of jelly bracelets in all different colors? This is before they took on all sorts of lewd meanings.