Remember back in the 1980's when grown women were ripping each others clothes to get to the Cabbage Patch dolls ? Well, I didn't do that but when things calmed down I did buy some. And I still have 3 of cute little round faced darlings. I only took a picture of my two oldest ones, Jennifer & Josh. After I got J & J, my kids gave me a baby Cabbage Patch doll one year for Christmas. His name is Percy and he used to smell like baby powder...I still have him but he has these little spots all over his face ( I guess he got the chicken pox and they never went away). He actually sits between J & J on a little bench, here in my living room. I have had other C.P. dolls too, but they are long gone...sold on eBay. I had a set of blond twin girls, an Asian one, a Hispanic one and an African American one. When I knew I was going to have to downsize about 6 years ago...I had some difficult choices to make. I have also given C.P. dolls as gifts. I remember the boy C.P. doll named Carl I gave my grandson when he was about 4 years old. I wonder if he still has him ? I'll have to ask. Personally, I think they are still cute as can be. And when I see them in the store I always stop and look thru the boxes at the different ones available.
Jennifer and Josh are so blessed...they were adopted by me but I saw to it that they also have a God Mother. Yup, my friend Jan is their God Mother. You see, back when I first got Jennifer, Jan had just had her first grandchild and everyday at lunch, it was "Cody this and Cody that." Then out would come the pictures of Cody. I got so feed up, I made her the official God Mother to J & J and started taking pictures of them in different poses and bringing them to work to pass around the table at lunch. I didn't have a grandchild until 1991 and I was determined not to be out done by Jan, "the bragging new grandma." Now, in the year 2006-2007 she has her first great grand child....so far I haven't come up with anything to top that !
She sometimes reads my journal so I'll be interested to see if she has any comments about this issue. LOL
So do any of you out there still have a Cabbage Patch Doll or two around the house ? Don't be ashamed...I'm 65 years old and I love mine. I think they are adorable.