My favorite childhood toy was my Teddy Ruxpin Bear. I also had Grubby. Holla! I actually still have my Teddy Ruxpin. I kept it thinking one day I would pass it and it's obsolete cassette tapes on to my child. Except that at some point in the 25 years that I've owned him, he lost an eyeball.
And a talking teddy bear with a hollowed out eye socket is probably one of the creepiest things you could give a kid. So I'm just going to give her my baby doll that has anatomically correct boy parts instead. Win, win.
My favorite song from when I was little was Katie and Tommy She's In Love With The Boy by Trisha Yearwood. Except I thought the lyrics were: "Later on outside the tasty feast" and "You yourself was just a hay seeding plow boy who didn't have a row to hoe."And I always wondered "how was he a hay seeding plowboy if he had no rows to hoe? That crazy Trisha Yearwood and her lyrics that don't make any sense."
My favorite childhood memory is hands down the time my cousins and I spent an entire summer reenacting Cool Runnings in my grandparent's apple tree. Right.
My childhood crush was three words. Jonathan. Taylor. Thomas. You could not see my walls for all of the Teen Bop posters covering it. And bless your soul if you tried to touch the remote control while Home Improvement was on. I will cut you, 4 year old little sister.
The thing I was most afraid of as a kid was people poisoning my Halloween candy. Do people still tell kids this story?
I remember our teachers telling us that bad people used needles to shoot drugs into tootsie rolls and other such treats. And McGruff The Crime Dog coming to our school and telling us to JUST SAY NO and also to let our parents inspect our candy for things before we ate it. And my parents dutifully spreading out all of the candy that we'd collected in our safe, suburbanite neighborhood and throwing out anything that looked like maybe someone tampered with it.
I lived in fear that I was going to eat a snickers and inadvertently become addicted to heroin. So my childhood was totally normal, right?
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