Wednesday, August 17, 2005

How Very 00s of you.

It seems like the 1980s has regurgitated back into the 2000. I see snapshots of my childhood everywhere: Strawberry Shortcake, pop rocks, Care bear stuffed animals, School House Rock DVD's (which I own)Hello Kitty lunch boxes and even Fraggle Rock on dvd (this I HAVE to get). I can buy my daughter the pretty ponies I played with and I can tell her about the big fights parents would have in order to purchase a cabbage patch kid.
I know E is waiting for the day he can buy Baby A a GI Joe, his favorite boyhood toy.
It is nice to see your friends, the things that made up your day sitting on a shelf in Target. I guess it makes me feel safe.
That maybe, no matter what shitty things are going on in the world that I still have good memories and I can make new great ones with my kids.

Although it is not exactly the same, it doesn't have the same smell or it is cheaply made now. Just to remind you that you cannot go home again, you can only get to the next town over.

Now if I can only find out if they still sell whistle pops and life savers swirled lollipops!
What do you miss from your childhood, that you can't find anymore?

12 comments:

  1. Fun dip w/ the sugar sticks that tasted so good!

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  2. Great story!

    I have Fraggle Rock on DVD. I was so excited when I saw it. But somehow, it's not quite the same.

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  3. I'm not sure if these are still out there or not... those little wax bottles filled with some sort of sugary liquid....Mmmm Mmmmmm Good! For some reason if was fun to chew on wax :)

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  4. nita, you are right on

    jennie, my friend sent me a 70s candy gift box for my birthday and they had those! I love them too!

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  5. Anonymous1:50 PM

    i want to play with colorforms again. and maybe make a few shrinky-dinks for old times sake!

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  6. Fraggle Rock on dvd? No way! I loved them! I was so Red!

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  7. Life saver swirl pops come out at easter time!

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  8. I miss Holly Hobbie but I think she is on her way back. I used to love anything Holly!

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  9. Girl Of Summer, I love you for that news.

    ONangel: I loved Holly hobby too, I had her sheets and colorforms.

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  10. I miss Zots! They were a hard candy that had sour stuff in the inside. Until about 3 years ago, I could get them at an old fashion candy store, but not anymore! :-(

    Fraggle Rock on DVD, I'm there! I LOVE my Punky Brewster DVDS!

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  11. Jello Puddin Pops. I dream about those in my sleep sometimes.

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