Wednesday, April 18, 2012
My Love of Everything Plush
My love of everything plush began as early as I can remember. This photo is of little me, holding my Pooh bear, with four of my other plush animals in the background. Look at how happy I was! Growing up, my very favorite plush toy was a brown teddy bear that I named "Jeremy". Jeremy was a 1970's stuffed bear with a winder in his rear that played music. I still have Jeremy, packed somewhere in a box in the garage. I really need to dig him out someday and take better pictures of him. I remember also having a stuffed panda bear that I loved, a stuffed Smurfette, and a small stuffed toy mouse. Growing up in the 80's I remember Mom trying to get me interested in all the popular girly things like Cabbage Patch Kids and Barbies, but I had zero interest in them. I was more interested in forming clubs and playing "rock band" with my girl friends across the street. I also enjoyed things that made you think, like board games. My favorite board games were Stratego and Monopoly. I remember when I was about 8 years old, I played a game of Monopoly with my best friend across the street every single day for months straight. Despite my refusal to play with dolls in my youth, I never gave up my love of stuffed toys. I hope I have children of my own some day, so I can share with them my love of plushies.