So there was a time that all it took to make me happy was a babydoll, and her name was Amy. This doll was pretty much as big as me and I drug her everywhere I went. I say this because by time Amy was retired her hair was falling out and her arms were pretty much about to fall off. I believe I got Amy around the time that my sister was born because I was wanting to do everything that my mother was doing with my sister. there are even pictures of me sitting beside my mother on the couch and imitate her feeding with a bottle. I think I may have even wanted to change her diaper or things like this.
I remember also when I got older that Amy would lay in bed with me while I read my books to her. She was so big that she was almost my size when I was 2. So she was still a pretty good size when I was 7-8. That was around the time that she finally got retired to the attic. When we moved when I was about to start highschool, I can not remember if we kept Amy and brought her with us when we went to the new house or not. My parents have since moved one more time and I wonder if Amy still is somewhere in a bag or a box with them at their home in the moutains.
The prompt for this post was “Did you have a favourite stuffed animal or lovey as a child? Tell us about it.” A lot of kids had their stuffed teddy bear or their blanket that they hauled around. For me, it was this baby doll. There was nothing besides a bath and maybe having to go to daycare (if I was even forced to leave her home then I am not sure) that would keep Amy and I from being together. I really do wonder if she is still in the basement somewhere. Having this prompt really made me retrace what my childhood was like compared to my son’s and even what my daughter’s childhood will be like. We appreciated the simpler things in life. We did not need video games, cellphones, Ipads, etc. We were content with our dolls/barbies and army men/GI Joe. We loved the outdoors. Sometimes I wish time would go back to a simpler time, but then I would not be sitting here blogging about the passed on this technology that we have acquired. Maybe it’s just time that parents take their kids back into time and make them see the simpler life. Make them put down the technological toys. Get outside. Have a favorite baby doll or action figure that they can not live without.