girls from my past

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I can’t make this a long post, ‘cus Henri has been crying for most of the day and I want to get back upstairs where I can hear him.  I just wanted to share a recent find with you.

We were at my parents’ house yesterday and I came across a bin of figurines they’d put aside for my boys.  I couldn’t believe it- it was all the toys from when I was a kid!  My brothers and I used to play for HOURS with He-Man, She-Ra and Golden Girl figures, Ninja Turtles (the originals), the Justice League, Thunder Cats, Voltron, etc.  (My sister is 10 years younger than me so she skipped most of that stuff and was weaned on Pound Puppies and Popples).  Finding the bin was such a blast from the past that I couldn’t pass up the chance to bring home my old friends.

This first pic has all the “fighter” figures.

Top Row: Sorceress (He-Man), April O’Neil (TMNT)

Bottom Row: Teela (He-Man), Allura (Voltron), Catra (She-Ra), WilyKat & WilyKit (Thundercats)

This one has all the “girly” figures I found: a mix of Cabbage Patch, Raggedy Ann, Daisy Duck, Barbie, and assorted Strawberry Shortcake characters (with the Purple Pieman in there for kicks).

So apparently when I was a kid I thought it was cool to fight crime, dress sexy, have babies and smell good.  Who says we didn’t empower our girls long before the Spice Girls came around?  🙂

Since I only have boys, and my siblings don’t have kids (yet) I claimed “my girls”.  My boys are welcome to play with them when they’re a bit older, but in the meantime they will live in my office and remind me of who I used to be.

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Author: Jennifer Lori

maker, baker, cake decorator, mother, wife, partner, friend, gamer, reader, nerd, dork, geek, nail polish addict (not necessarily in order of importance)

2 thoughts on “girls from my past

  1. My mom still has all my old dolls too. Too bad I will never have a girl to pass them onto. Hopefully one day one of my 3 boys will give me a granddaughter.

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  2. How fun! I didn’t save many toys, unfortunately.

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