Generational Kermit Dolls

Generational Kermit Dolls

Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 28, 2011

Over the years I've tried my hardest to thin out the stuffed animals I retained from my youth. All that's left is a Pound Puppy, a Cabbage patch doll (handmade by my mother) and an old Kermit doll that's as old as I am. We found this pair on Flickr and it made us flash back to our own, what do you still treasure from your youth?

Although my parents will probably try to tell you that I have bags of stuff still in their attic waiting to be gone through, I will stick to my guns and say I took what I wanted and got rid of the rest! I like having a few pieces from my childhood to pass along to my kids some day and although all things old are new again (let's talk about My Little Ponies for a second?) — there's something different about Kermit.

Kermit has changed a little over the years, not much, just a little, but it's enough that looking back on the generations of this toy make for sweet memories of days spent playing in the sun or curled up under a blanket when you were sick. No matter what Kermit was always there to comfort me or sing me a happy song (though in hindsight, I probably did most the singing).

Was he there for you? What do you treasure from your youth? Let us know in the comments below!

(Image: Flickr member jblyberg licensed for use by Creative Commons)

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