BASHFUL – the rolling stone…
I hope that everyone has been enjoying my postings on my field trip to Wally World. I have a few more experiences to share with you on my field trip. This Wally World (or Walmart to some) is a neat and huge place with lots of places for a rolling stone like me to hide and play.
I admit that I did get in trouble a couple of times and mom/dad had to put me back in the buggy for a little time out. You know the rules at the Hotel Thompson – “You do the crime, you pay the time”. I just couldn’t help it though – I was so excited. It was all that I could do to stay inside of the buggy and not jump around.
Mom/dad told me that Wally World had a ‘toy’ section. I didn’t know what that was at first. But afterwards, oh clickety clack snap – that is Fun Town USA inside of Wally World. I thought I would share today on my field trip in the Fun Town USA – the toy department at Wally World 🙂
First off, I got to meet some girls. And let me add, these are just not ‘any’ girls. These are Disney girls – hubba hubba – Ariel, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana. They all welcomed this little rock in their little gang hanging out on the top shelf so everyone could see them. Look closely – you can see me at Snow’s feet. Don’t let their innocent looks fool you. They were flirting with me left and right wanting me to take them home. Mom said no that I was too young to date. Darn, maybe later girls.
That led us down the next aisle where I got to meet what they called a Cabbage Patch baby. See, on top of the box there – that little Cabbage Patch baby threw me on top of her box. She thought I could talk mommy into bringing her home as well. It didn’t work. She didn’t know that mommy is *not* a Cabbage Patch kind of girl. In fact, mommy told me a story that made laugh so hard that I was passing pebbles. Come close and I’ll tell you. Closer – I don’t want her hearing me.
She said that when she was little she was a ‘tomboy’. I wasn’t sure what that was – I thought it was just a boy named Tom – but mom set me straight. She said it was a term used for girls who liked to do boy stuff, like ride bikes, climb trees, play Cowboy and Indians and such. Well, mommy didn’t like dolls at that stage in her life – she wanted to run with the boys.
Cabbage Patch dolls came out in the 1980’s and were a HUGE hit. Mom was turning 11 that year and her mother – of all things possible in the world – got mom a red haired Cabbage Patch doll – eeww puke is what mom said – LOL. It looked very similar to this picture of a Cabbage Patch Doll. When I say she hated that doll, it would be an understatement. Mom
threw gently placed it in her room.
Weeks passed and her mother was kind of upset that she was not playing with said expensive Cabbage Patch doll. I mean afterall, it was a toy. Mom’s mother
nagged and nagged and nagged – asked her when she was going to play with the beautiful doll. Until one day, mom thought sure let’s play with the Cabbage Patch doll with a wicked look on her face. Uh – oh, this can’t turn out good, right?
So mom took the
evil little Cabbage Patch doll out in the back yard to play. She was out for a very long time in the back yard before she came back inside of the house. Her mother was cooking dinner and looked out the back window and saw smoke. She didn’t know what it was and asked mom about it. Mom told her it wasn’t important. Hey, there’s smoke out there – it has to be important, right? So mom’s mother took her outside to investigate the smoke.
That’s when they found it. I say it because you see mom never named that Cabbage Patch doll. And, don’t think that mom was a pyromaniac or anything – she wasn’t. You see the story was that mom was playing Cowboys and Indians. She was a Cowboy and you guessed it – that Cabbage Patch doll was an Indian. The “Indian”… AKA Cabbage Patch doll… got tied up to a tree because it wouldn’t say uncle – rolls rocks eyes. Since it wouldn’t give in, mom set it on fire. End of Cabbage Patch doll – laughing.
Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s posting on my field trip and story about mom from childhood. I’ll be back soon with some more On the Road with Bashful… the rolling stone soon!
Toodles – Bashful
05/13/2013 at 8:47 am
This incident would probably spark a recall nowadays since the doll obviously wasn’t flame retardant….
05/13/2013 at 9:41 am
See there you go – I like the way you think. Mother was ‘testing’ the dolly in its fame retardant ways. She wasn’t doing anything bad at all. Shakes piggy head back and forth. Nope, my mommy is good. I just *knew* that you would appreciate that story about mom and her lovely, wonderful Cabbage Patch Doll. Snort – XOXO – Bacon
05/13/2013 at 9:49 am
Yes! Now I wish I had tested out the…. um… flammability of my sisters’ Cabbage Patch dolls….
05/13/2013 at 8:53 am
hahaha your mom made a “cabbage gratin” doll … mom remembers about this dolls, they called them “garbage patch kids” and no one want one, because at this time Barbie ruled in their rooms (not much better, we think today). I think I have to visit the wally world – whats better than a flirt with snow white? (hope her stepmother isn’t nearby)
05/13/2013 at 9:44 am
Snort – yep – that’s what mom called that red haired satan spawn – garbage patch brat. You know there is a place nearby that is the home of those evil things. Dad has threatened to take mommy there to see how they are ‘born’. Snort – that’ll be the day.
I think Bashful has a crush on those Disney chicks. I told him that they were nothing but trouble but he doesn’t believe me. He can’t get past their outer beauty. I think he hit some of them up this weekend at the local Target. That kid gets around!
XOXO – Bacon
05/13/2013 at 11:59 am
Oh I would like a date with snow white too :o) Your poor mom, hope she hasn’t to visit the “hotbed of evil”. The weirdest thing was, all kids disliked this mutants but all mom’s said, they are cute and bought one.
Katie and Coccolino
05/13/2013 at 9:52 am
BACON! We sure missed you. Look at your lovely blog! And Cabbage Patch Dolls were a big hit when I was a kid – still have some originals. We enjoyed your field trip and missed you!
Katie and Coccolino the mini pig
05/13/2013 at 9:55 am
OH HOW I’VE MISSED YA’LL!! Snout kisses!! You can’t go away like that ever again – snort. We are so glad that you are back. Can’t wait for you to get settled and back to blogging my friends. XOXO – Bacon