1983 was the year of the Cabbage Patch.
I remember (vaguely since I was only 3 and 1/2 years old) waiting in the car while one of my parents went into Toys R Us in Cranston, RI to get one for my older cousin and one for me. I don’t remember much other than getting home and being told that her wonderful name was Sarah Jane and that she was all mine.
I got her home and she was wonderful. She smelled good. She had beautiful brown yarn hair that I loved to play with. She had a beautiful yellow dress and little white shoes. I loved her.
My mother was pregnant at the time with Brother #2 and I remember that Sarah Jane was going to be my baby. When Brother #2 came, I brought Sarah Jane with me to the hospital to meet the newest Brother and I remember the nurses in the maternity ward giving me some diapers for my baby. I was so happy. I remember just changing her diapers and feeling like I was taking care of my baby like my mom was taking care of hers.
I loved that doll. She was my partner in crime and was with me almost all the time. I still have her, a Cabbage Patch preemie “Patrick,” and a Cabbage Patch Koosa cat in the closet. Maybe it’s time to bring them out for the daughter so she can introduce them to her dolls?
This post was written as part of the May NaBloPoMo. This month’s theme is Comfort and the post for 5/1 was “Did you have a favourite stuffed animal or lovey as a child? Tell us about it.”
What was your favorite stuffed animal as a child?