This fall, Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Cabbage Patch Kids will be hitting store shelves for a limited time only.
1983, I remember it well - Vanessa Williams became the first African-American to be crowned Miss America in Atlantic City, NJ, the musical "Annie" performed for the last time on Broadway in NYC and it also happened to be when McDonalds introduced the Chicken McNugget!
Aaaand Cabbage Kids were everywhere!
It was when I adopted my first Cabbage Patch Kids. They were a set of bald twins (boy and girl) just like my brother and me (only, we had more hair at the time) and my mother still remembers standing on line, in the freezing cold, along with the rest of Middlesex County, NJ, I'm sure.
Okay, so I happened to be 18 at the time, so what!?!?
Today, my mother tells me that my youngest daughter (she's 7) looks (and acts) a lot like I did as a child and Mini-me often times wonders what it would be like to have a baby sister.
Well, seeing as she IS my 4th child - not to mention, the youngest of 3 daughters - I told my sweet little baby girl that she, you know, can just keep on wondering!
[knocks on wood until knuckles bleed]
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So, as I'm pretty sure you can imagine, we were BOTH very happy when Dorothy Rochelle arrived on our doorstep!
"I'm a Cabbage Patch Kid and there's nobody else just like me. My name, Birth Certificate and Adoption Papers are inside."
This fall, original Cabbage Patch Kids will return (for a limited time only) marking the first time they've been available at retail since 1983 - just in time for the holidays! I know, I know, just pretend you enjoy it (like I do) okay?
Each Cabbage Patch Kid is a one-of-a-kind replica of an original 1983 doll, made with the same sculpts/molds and materials.
Mini-me welcomed her Cabbage Patch Kid with open arms and thought it was one of the most huggable dolls she's ever had and a perfect tea, or slumber party buddy.
Oh, and she smells sort of like cotton candy, too - a really nice surprise, really - this doll is just sweet, right out of the box.
Getting it out of the box, not so much.
[Note to Manufacturers: Must you really use so many twisty-ties and what's up with all the tape?]
Now, Mini-me has a new found love of Cabbage Patch Kids - although, she's insists on naming her new adopted baby sister, you know, something else - and there's also a website where parents (like me) can post their own Cabbage Patch memories.
Sorry, but that name is already taken - gosh, but they grow up so fast; don't they!?!?
(Suggested Retail Price: $29.99)
FIND IT HERE: List of Retailers, Cabbage Kids Website (http://www.cabbagepatchkids25.com/)
[This review made possible by Team Mom]
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