Now, my mom and I remember my history with Cabbage Patch Kids differently. I remember not getting one until I was in the 5th or 6th grade and it was a Cabbage Patch pet - some ugly dog-like thing that I don't remember ever getting attached too.
My mom however, says I did get a Cabbage Patch Doll when I was 5, but that it arrived just before I started dance classes and was quickly forgotten. I can't say if she was right or wrong though, because I only remember the dance classes. (Wasn't I cute? I can share more of my dancing pictures if you want me too!)
Since I didn't have a great memory, I asked a young friend of mine, Stephanie, to share what she remembered about the Cabbage Patch Dolls. Here is what she had to say:
I still have my Cabbage Patch doll, and I also have a Cornsilk doll. The Cornsilk dolls are exactly like the Cabbage Patch dolls, but their hair is silky like ours. The regular Cabbage Patch dolls have hair made out of yarn. I haven't hade them long, but I do remember what the Cabbage Patch hospital was like. It looks very small on the outside of the building, but the inside looks huge! There are several rooms. the rooms are set up in different themes, and in each rooms there are very big Cabbage Patch dolls dressed and set up to look like they are part of the scene. You can take a Cabbage Patch dolls from the room to buy. One of the rooms is a nursery room, where the baby Cabbage Patch dolls are. At the end, there is a store with Cabbage Patch clothing, and you can buy pre-packedged dolls. Hmm... I think that's about it!
In honor of the Cabbage Patch Dolls 25th birthday, Anniversary Cabbage Patch Kids will be hitting store shelves for a limited time only. This is the first time they’ve been at retail since their debut in 1983. And guess what? Each and every Cabbage Patch Kid is a one-of-a-kind replica of an original ’83 doll, made with the same sculpts/molds and materials.
I received a doll in advance so that I could ponder its cuteness for you and well, let me tell you, if I could bottle up my own daughter's cuteness and paint it onto a doll, we would have our very own Geneva Emily, born on April 8th with her very own silver spoon.
There is even a website to help us celebrate the Kids 25th anniversary. You can read about and share your own memories of Cabbage Patch Dolls as well as play some fun game to introduce your own little boy or girl to these dolls. Or you can watch videos of the Dolls, like this Junkyard Gang or this Trust Us song (my fav so far!).
While Charlotte is too young to play with her doll now, you can be sure she will be getting this doll soon enough and I'll take lots of pictures of her with it so that she doesn't have to challenge this mom's memory about her childhood toys!
Do you have any Cabbage Patch Kid memories? What are they? Do you still have your doll?