Saturday, April 27, 2013

X is for Xavier Roberts

X is the only letter that really stumped me for this challenge. All I could come up with was xylophone and xanax, neither of which left me feeling inspired. So I did the only thing I knew would work to come up with good ideas: I called upon my FaceBook friends for help. I asked for suggestions and was pleased to see so many of my friends willing to pitch in their thoughts! There were several more for xylophone and xanax and a bunch of other great ones that definitely got me thinking, (some of which I didn't even know the definitions!): xenolith, xenophobia, x-rated, x-ray, xeroform, Xanadu and many more.

Xavier Roberts was suggested by two of my friends. I liked the idea right away but settled on it when my boyfriend was reading the list of suggestions and said "Who's Xavier Roberts?". Since he's almost six years younger than me, my other half was born a little late to fully appreciate Cabbage Patch Kids. He has a sister who is my age and of course she had one, but apparently he didn't realize they were such a big deal. Yes, actually, Cabbage Patch Kids were a really big deal to a seven year old girl in 1985. Once I did some Google research and found this photo, I knew my X topic was decided.

I only had one Cabbage Patch Kid, but man oh man, I sure loved her so much. She was a "preemie", with a peach colored outfit and a smooth bald head. She smelled like baby powder and that scent lasted for years. I'm surprised I can't remember her name but I'm pretty sure she's still in my parents' house, packed away. I know I have a photograph of me opening the box at my 7th birthday party and I've searched high and low but can't find it.

I was surprised to learn that Cabbage Patch Kids are still being made. They're modernized with glasses and TShirts sporting catchy phrases. You can even go to www.cabbagepatchkids.com to adopt your doll or plan a visit to Baby Land General Hospital. I'm pretty sure that would have blown my seven year old mind!

5 comments:

  1. Great post! I never had one, I'm just a "little" older than you (though friends had them) My MIL always gave them to her grandaughters, and did give a little one to my daughter, she loved her -

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  2. My parents are clearing out the loft and we found my Cabbage Patch Doll. I used to take him everywhere with me :)

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  3. Great post! Thou I didn't even knew what was them, like your BF!

    -Fellow blogger from A to Z!

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  4. Whoa! I have no idea what you're talking about; but I do like the way you have laid it down :)

    Bhavya
    #atozchallenge
    Just Another Blog

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