I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic lately and have enjoyed finding some old photos of my childhood. I had such a great childhood and can’t say enough about my wonderful parents. Even though they had some really tough times financially, we always seemed to have everything we wanted and more. I can remember my mom standing in line at Toys R Us for hours to get me a Cabbage Patch Kid…remember those? I was so in love!
So, the first thing I was absolutely obsessed with as a child was Scott O’Dell’s novel, The Island Of The Blue Dolphins. My mom would read it to my brother and I every day and to this day it is one of my favorite books. My mom even found an original edition at an antique store and wrote an inscription to me. This is one of my most cherished things.
How about Maui and Sons? Does anyone remember wearing those hot pink sweatshirts? How about Hot Tuna?
My Little Pony. My brother snuck into my room one night and cut off all the hair. So traumatizing.
Every week in elementary school we got to visit the library and check out a book. This book always went first! We were so jealous of anyone who got to read it for the week. Isn’t it funny the things that are important to you when you’re little?
Old school Nintendo. We got ours when I was in the 6th grade. I got a horrible case of the chicken pox, then the hong kong flu. My brother and I played Duck Hunt like it was going out of style. Because of all the sickness at once, I got Mono (no I didn’t kiss anyone! I was in the 6th grade)! I had to stay home from school for 3 months and had a home tutor.
OMG does anyone remember these? My dad drove us all over town trying to find different packs of them. Why on earth were these popular and why did our parents let us have them?
Safety Pin bracelets. I had a booming business in 6th and 7th grade with these babies. I loved making them and made some money at the same time.
And finally those adorable Cabbage Patch Kids. Who could ever have enough?
I’m not sure how many of you can relate to my childhood or the things I love. It seems like most of you bloggers out there are in your 20’s, so we’ll see who actually remembers these things. I’d love to hear from any of you who loved the things I did or tell me what you loved from your childhood!