Regardless, my Uncle G took the three of us, my cousin, sister, and me, to Toys R Us with the intention of buying my cousin a toy. Unfortunately, though, the poor guy got suckered into the wide-eye wonder of three kids, and ended up forking out a pretty penny for a toy for each of us.
For me, all I can say is "How COOL was that?"
And I still think the same 80's answer: "Totally"
I got my second Barbie that day. I still have her in her little Barbie world wardrobe case. I can honestly say she is still one of my favorite Barbies; her name: Peaches and Cream. She wore an awesome peach chiffon gown with spaghetti straps and a glittery, white rhinestoney-looking top. Her blond hair flowed, and her long peach boa was soooo pretty. I wanted my Prom dress to look like Peaches and Cream's dress.
Sidebar: Yes, I was thinking of my Prom at 5 years old , and little did I know how sadly disappointed I would be when I went to Prom in 1997.
I never forgot my Toys R Us experience.
Then, just the other day I got a Hallmark circular for "Christmas in July"...and there she was "Peaches and Cream" as a Hallmark ornament. Yay! A good 80's memory.
For the past couple of days I have been thinking I need to send an email to Uncle G to tell him all about Peaches and Cream, but I doubt that experience will be etched in his memory. He probably made a lot of trips to Toys R Us.
There are days, like the day I received that circular, where a good memory comes into my mind like a strong tide...and the recession of the wave leaves me with a warm, fuzzy feeling that motivates me through the day.
I hope to give my son memories like that one day.
And I'd like to thank my Uncle G for giving me that memory.
Here she is, the one and only: