Monday, September 06, 2010

I Had a Black Cabbage Patch Doll As a Kid . . .


. . . and his name was Eric. I specifically told my parents that I wanted a Black, bald, "premie" Cabbage Patch Doll, and they had to search over hell and high water to find it. I know you may find it odd tha I was a a boy who wanted a doll, regardless of ethnicity, but tons of boys in our class had them. I had a Caucasian one too. His name was Sherwin, of all things. He got dirty because his skin showed it; It was to Eric's benefit that he had that dark complexion.

I'm just proud that I grew up in such a liberal minded home that did not restrict toys for their kids based on gender roles or race. Thanks mom and dad, and thanks Eric.

P.S.: The one pictured is not Eric, but that's about what he looked like as far as I can remember.

10 comments:

radioactive girl said...

I love this interesting fact about you. When I showed my cabbage patch kids to my own kids they kind of thought they were gross...I took mine everywhere and they were kind of dirty. I either threw them away or put them in a box in the basement (the dolls, not my kids)

My brother had one and asked specifically for a boy with red hair and I am laughing that you requested something specific too.

Heff said...

-loosing composure-

-breaking up-


BWHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA !!!!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Radio: Your brother must be a good guy. : )

Heff: Glad you got a laugh on this one, whether it was at my expense or not. Either way.

Andrew said...

I had some Cabbage Patch dolls when I was a tyke, though I don't remember much about them except that one could grow hair (manually, of course).

I had a My Buddy, too. That thing was freaking awesome. I demanded he have blonde hair & blue eyes, just like my cousin. I still have him somewhere. My Buddy. Not my cousin. I've only seen or spoken to my cousin once in about 5 years.

I also had some My Little Pony toys, though my parents say that was a mistake. I can't really argue with it.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Andrew: I was with you until My Little Pony. My Buddy gave me the willies. Kid Sister too. And Teddy Ruxbin.

Andrew said...

Sorry to lose you. As I inferred, we all think it was a horrible idea now. Fucked my shit up for years.

I hated Teddy Ruxbin. And The Berenstain Bears.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

What about glow worms?

Andrew said...

Nah, I liked them reasonably well.

Loved Fraggle Rock. Still do.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Andrew: Yeah, I dug the Fraggles, especially those little construction worker guys.

Andrew said...

The Doozers!