This month for Bacon’s Show and Tell we are highlighting that one toy that you got as a child that you absolutely HATED – snorts. Remember to link your blogs to this one so we can all share.
Today, I’m letting mommy discuss the one toy that she got that she absolutely hated, despised, couldn’t stand and didn’t want – snorts. Did you get all of that?
Well, without further ado – take away sweet mommy of mine. Your story is safe here with all of my friends.
Thanks sweet Bacon of mine. When I was little I was what they referred to as a ‘tomboy’. No Bacon, I’m not talking about a boy named Tom. I’m talking a girl who likes to do boy stuff, like ride bikes, climb trees, play Cowboy and Indians and such. Well, I did not like dolls at that stage in my life – I wanted to run with the boys.
Cabbage Patch dolls came out in the 1980′s and were a HUGE hit. I was turning 11 that year and my mother – of all things possible in the world – got me a red haired Cabbage Patch doll – eeww puke – LOL. It looked very similar to this picture of a Cabbage Patch Doll. When I say I hated that doll, it would be an understatement. I
threw gently placed it in my bedroom far back in a corner under a lot of stuff so I didn’t have to see the freak.
Weeks passed and my mom was kind of upset that I was not playing with said expensive Cabbage Patch doll. I mean after all, it was a toy. My mother
nagged and nagged and nagged – asked me repeatedly when I was going to play with the beautiful doll. Until one day, I thought sure let’s play with the Cabbage Patch doll with a wicked look on my face. Uh – oh, this can’t turn out good, right?
So I took the
evil little Cabbage Patch doll out in the back yard to play. I was out in the yard for a while before I came back inside of the house. My mom was cooking dinner and looked out the back window and saw smoke. My mom didn’t know what it was and asked me about it. I told her it wasn’t important. Hey, there’s smoke out there – it has to be important, right? So my mother took me back outside to investigate the smoke.
That’s when me and my mom found it. I say it because you see I never named that Cabbage Patch doll. And, don’t think that I was a pyromaniac or anything – I wasn’t. You see the story was that I was playing Cowboys and Indians. I 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. Since it wouldn’t give in, I set it on fire. End of Cabbage Patch doll – evil laughter.
12/30/2014 at 1:11 am
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12/30/2014 at 2:20 am
how great! a cabbage- auto-da-fé ! “IT” was the best name for that thingy, bet that dolls inspired Mr. King to the novel with the same name :o) well done Bacon’s mom!
12/30/2014 at 8:52 am
aaaww mom is beaming. Thanks brother. I thought this was a most spectacular story from her. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
12/30/2014 at 3:02 am
Oh I thought those cabbage patch dolls were so ugly and people were spending all kinds of money on them collecting them.
12/30/2014 at 8:53 am
YES! Mommy was not a big fan – snorts – as you can tell. XOXO – Bacon
12/30/2014 at 4:39 am
HaHa! Steamed cabbage! I am wicked! 😀
12/30/2014 at 8:54 am
Snorts! That is too funny! XOXO – Bacon
Reilly & Denny
12/30/2014 at 5:08 am
Must agree – cabbage doll sauteed was the best option – never understood that craze
12/30/2014 at 8:54 am
I know! They still have the “hospital” not too, too far from us. Dad has threatened to take mommy there for a visit. Now *that* would be hilarious! XOXO – Bacon
12/30/2014 at 6:28 am
I worked at Sears at the time and I remember we would laugh at all the crazies who would stand in a line that wrapped around the building, in freezing weather, to MAYBE get one of the few Cabbage Patch dolls available before Christmas.
12/30/2014 at 8:55 am
Shakes head – those are some sick peeps. Too hilarious! No way I’m standing in a crowd around a building waiting for one of those… now if it was to meet Miss Piggy – hubba hubba – I’m so there! XOXO – Bacon
12/30/2014 at 6:59 am
Well I think Gentlestitches got it right – steamed cabbage….HAHAHA…..I think maybe you burned her at the stake cuz she was a WITCH!
12/30/2014 at 8:55 am
Snorts! You might be right cousin – she did have some fiery red hair – PLOL. XOXO – Bacon
Pix Under the Oaks
12/30/2014 at 8:10 am
You are so much younger than me.. 😀 I was/am a tomboy too.
12/30/2014 at 8:56 am
Snorts – you would be surprised 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
12/30/2014 at 10:27 am
Mwahahaha! We would have set this ugly doll on fire too!! 😆 (*chuckles*) xx Roxy & Tigerlino ❤
12/30/2014 at 10:28 am
Snorts. Mom said it was very festive – almost as hypnotizing as your feathery aliens – double snorts. XOXO – Bacon
12/30/2014 at 10:30 am
Bwahahahaha! We bet it was! MOL 😆 xx Roxy & Tigerlino ❤
12/30/2014 at 12:16 pm
Ha,ha,ha! Burn baby burn!
12/30/2014 at 12:31 pm
Snorts – I think mom should have brought out some marshmallows – that would have been some fun for sure! XOXO – Bacon
Marty the Manx
12/30/2014 at 7:49 pm
Oh Bacon she did NOT!!!! I would have been grounded for life!!!
12/31/2014 at 8:48 am
Snorts! Don’t think she got away with it scott free. I don’t she was able to walk for a couple of days due to her back side being sore. – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
12/30/2014 at 8:09 pm
Oh what a story June!!! I always wanted a black C.P. doll & got mine 3 Xmas’es ago from a friend!
I did NOT like dolls at all esp Barbies….I would rip their appendages off & pop the head off…I was heartless. My family caught on quick 😉
We really ARE related!!! Dolls! Really??? Not on ‘our watch’!
12/31/2014 at 8:50 am
Snorts! I *knew* you and mom were related. I just knew it! Mom is still not a fan of dolls. Although she did keep the last doll that she ever got. Why I don’t know. It’s really ugly – snorts. XOXO – Bacon