I was pretty crazy about Cabbage Patch Kids growing up. I got my first one for Christmas when I was around a year old. Her name was Ivy. I know most Cabbage Patch Kids come with a first and middle name, but I don’t recall what Ivy’s middle name was.
I got several other Cabbage Patch Kids over the years. When I was a little older, I even got to take a trip to the Babyland General Hospital, which is located here in Georgia where they originated, and got to adopt the doll of my choosing. It was pretty exciting. However, none of those dolls had the staying power of Ivy, who stuck around through my entire childhood. I don’t even remember any of their names, and they’re all long gone now.
When we were staying with my parents last summer, I came across Ivy in the basement. I was pretty excited to find one of my all time favorite toys, and even more excited that I could now share her with Rosen.
It’s pretty awesome to see Rosen playing with Ivy. I love that even with all the new high tech toys that are available, dolls never go out of style.
Ivy’s still in surprisingly good condition, and I think she just might be able to make it through another childhood .