It’s Christmas Eve…
Not a lot exciting is happening here. We’ve plans to head out to Christmas Eve church services. It’s our family tradition. It’s one of my favorite services the entire year.
With my cancer treatments, I haven’t been going to church but I don’t have the heart to miss Christmas church. I’ll wear a mask, come in late and sit in the entry then leave ASAP. I don’t want to seem paranoid…but I’m this far along in my cancer journey that I don’t want Covid or a silly cold taking me out.
To me…Christmas church is what makes Christmas for me. As a kid…I did love Christmas church but I also love the Christmas catalog.
I laughed when I saw this on Facebook.
Oh, my word. I LOVED the day the Christmas catalog came.
We initially weren’t allowed to write to ours. I’ve heard many people say that as a kid, they were allowed to circle the things they wanted for Christmas.
I spent hours and hours looking through the catalog. I memorized the pages.
I was a little kid who loved playing with dolls. I played dolls for a long time. If you’re a long-time blog reader you might remember that my niece was only four years younger than me. We played like sisters. Being she was younger than me and wanted to still play dolls, I played dolls longer than most kids did.
That’s my niece Jody, wearing a wig, on the left in the photo…her brother Jeremy on the right. They are holding my dolls.
My favorite Christmas will always be the year I got my second Drowsy doll. My first Drowsy doll is in the middle of the picture. She was really old. She was my first doll ever. My other Drowsy doll is just left of her.
I always went immediately to the doll section of the catalog. I don’t really remember getting much from the catalog but the year we got our Drowsy dolls, she got one too, we also got a doll stroller that could hold two dolls. We also got matching sleeping bags. That year, our things were from the catalog. I thought we were the luckiest girls ever.
I still have my Drowsy doll. I called her Sloppy. It was the name I called her as a baby and it just stuck. Everyone in my family knew who Sloppy was. HA!
Oh, my word. She needs an updo. I didn’t realize how bad she was until I took a picture of her. Her voice box doesn’t work anymore. SAD.
Did any of you have one? I can still remember some of the things she said when her string was pulled.
-I do sleep now. Night-night.
-I want another drink of water.
-Mommy kiss me goodnight.
Here is a Youtube clip of the doll…
So tell us…what was your favorite Christmas toy? Was there something you circled in the Christmas catalog that you really wanted? I’d love for you to share a happy Christmas memory.