Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I Now Know How My Parents Felt...

...trying to find my sister and me a Cabbage Patch Doll that crazy year people were fighting each other to get them. Witness the main thing my goddaughter told me she wanted for Christmas:

This godforsaken BABY ALIVE!!!! Had I known, I would've just kept mine for her. This doll is sold out everywhere. People are selling them on Amazon for $100 (twice the price) and on e-bay for that much and more, when you consider the fact they charge $20-30 for shipping it! True, my problem is compounded by the fact that I wanted a brown doll, but the white ones are scarce commodities, too (though they tend to be on back order while the African American and Latina ones are plain "Sold out, and we don't know when the hell we're getting more!")

And no, I haven't lost my mind; I'm not paying $100 for any doll.

4 comments:

Gwyneth Bolton said...

A hundred dollars for a Baby Alive doll? You have got to be kidding me... I wish I still had my old one and it was in good condition. But if memory serves me correctly--and this was a good long time ago--but I think that after a while all that food and unh... food disposal made for a messy little doll after a while. (That and the fact that no kid I knew, especially me and my sister, could stick to only feeding Baby Alive her own food. You know we snuck and gave her apple sauce and any other mushy food we could when mom wasn't looking.)

elle said...

Gwyn,

I wish I was kidding!

RageyOne said...

I hear those dolls are a hot item this year. I know someone else who is looking for one also.

JustMe said...

omg, the doll that poops, right? i remember those... man, i never would have asked for that. becasue my mom would have told me to change the diapers on the real babies. and yah, changing diapers is no fun.

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