Mommy is Jealous

Ahhh! My Little Ponies!
(eyes start to glaze over in bliss)

Toy manufacturers have gotten wise. They know who holds the purse strings. It's parents like me: products of the 80's. We Punky Brewster watching, side-ponytail wearing, original Nintendo playing new parents. Flash some Care Bears merchandise my way- and out pops my wallet! Perhaps we're all trying to relive our childhood in a way- but what ever the marketing scheme is, it's working! I can now buy Strawberry Shortcake and Rainbow Brite stuff for my kids! Yes, sir! I will take it! Wrap it up, post haste!

And ok, fine... the girl's are lusting after that Ni Hao Kai Lan doll, sure throw that one in there too- she looks like she could have come from my childhood too- just a more politically correct, broader worldview version of my childhood. The girls seem to eat it up nonetheless... and now I know how to say "grandpa" in Chinese... invaluable.

And Yo Gabba Gabba? Um, yes! I was rocking to the Aquabats hard core during my "I'm so totally into ska music even though I'm still a miss-goody-two-shoes" phase. Even though I think some of those shows would make for a super-scary acid trip... I can bear to sing (and hear) the songs over and over again. (and besides, it makes me feel like I didn't miss out on anything when I turned down the option of becoming a pothead in high school) So jam another Muno action figure into that bag too, man!

And now.... I have all these toys that I wish I would have had when I was a kid. I would have been all over this bag of toys like white on the proverbial rice- although there is an extreme lack of the Popples on the market today. This needs to remedied. Once I get my kids a Popple, I can then be assured they will turn out just as awesome as I did. (wink)


  1. Ha! Aquabats! I totally remember that band. I'll have to look them up again and relive some of my teenage memories. :) Cute blog, Ashley! Please excuse the stalking. I'm a little bored. :)

  2. I totally agree! My SIL and I were just talking about blessed 80s toys. Do you remember the Wuzzles? A wonderful set of figurines! I'm waiting for them to make a comeback!

  3. I was a big fan of Fraggle Rock personally and still have my 23 Cabbage Patch kids in storage! Hope WILL play with them and like them whether she likes them or NOT!!!

  4. couldn't have said it better myself!!! I'm SO there with ya!! good luck on the surgery!! when is it? CAn I help you with anything? watch the kiddos? make dinner? lemme know!