The Cabbage Patch Diaries

August 23rd, 2009

The Cabbage Patch Diaries - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

We still can’t believe he cheated on her.

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341 Responses to “The Cabbage Patch Diaries”

  1. mandy_Reeves says:

    yeah I had a friend who got portraits with her CPK’s. It was just something one did back in the day. My mom, paranoid as all get out, would not let me take my cabbage patch kids certain places bc of the frenzy surrounding them. My cousins mom got her ribs broken when someone trampled her to get a couple of the outfits for the dolls

  2. Kate says:

    Oh my God the one where the Cabbage Patch Doll is in a dark vignette…I about peed meself. 😀

  3. ellen says:

    Perfectly hilariously awkward! Love it!

  4. chillax says:

    I would have been so jealous of this back then!

  5. Sharon says:

    Personally, I heaved a big sigh of relief that they didn’t dress her to match the doll!

  6. Amy says:

    I have been following this blog from the beginning and this one is my favorite. It is so perfectly awkward. A girl at that awkward age just slightly too old to love her doll so publically. And that there was a whole professional photo shoot involved, it is just so perfect and will have me cracking up all day.

  7. belldandelion says:

    All I can think of is that at least it wasn’t a Furbie…

  8. Revia says:

    Thank you, SweetPetunia. Except for the creepy, floating head pic, this would have been totally acceptable back in the day! I remember both my brother and I begging for Cabbage Patch Kids in the early 80s… and being totally jealous of the one rich kid in my class that had a WHOLE COLLECTION!!!!!

    • Katilda says:

      We were poor…my mom MADE our cabbage patch dolls. She even made my brother’s anatomically correct…it was the talk of the ENTIRE neighborhood.

  9. Parkdad says:

    The thing that makes me laugh with the floating doll head is that someone had to PAY EXTRA for this picture. It is one thing to get a bunch of pictures with a cherished item but quite another to pay extra for that!

  10. Kattjake says:

    I still have my Cabbage Patch doll somewhere. I now have some really good ideas for Christmas photos!

  11. SweetPetunia says:

    OK, I have to jump in here- Back in 82 or 83, when the Cabbage Kids were HUGE and parents were fighting over them in the stores, it was totally cool to have one when we were in 5th and 6th grade. No, I’m not even kidding. I remember all of us, in 6th grade, bringing our dolls to school the day back after Christmas vacation to show them off. Believe me, it was a really BIG deal! For those of you knocking her age, I’m betting you probably didn’t live through it. I can’t make excuses….it was the 80’s. 😉

  12. Gene says:

    Laughing too hard….must..catch..breath…meant to say…that caption under the pic is F* funny!

  13. Linda says:

    This is too creepy for words! And HOW old is this kid?

  14. kp says:

    The top right image is going to haunt me till the day I die.

  15. Mary says:

    these pictures scared the tar out of me

  16. Judy says:

    The really creeps me out cuz this girl looks familiar! AGH!!

  17. Emay says:

    greatt photos! i’m so glad i found these in time to use the idea for senior photos…

  18. Stephanie says:

    It was the 80s and those damn dolls were hard to come by. Her mom probably trampled a few other moms trying to get this wonderful doll. Weird photos, yes. But at the time – totally acceptable. Totally. Now – not so much.

  19. wendolyn says:

    Anybody else remember “My Buddy” dolls from the 80’s?

  20. Teresa says:

    I think this is my aerobics instructor.

  21. Tim says:

    SUZIE: “You’re the only friend I have Chuckie”
    DOLL: “I’m the only friend you’ll ever need, Suzie!”

  22. Poetikat says:

    The top right one is going to give me nightmares! I don’t know who’s weirder, the kid with the c.p. doll, or the photographer for taking that shot…or the parents for letting the kid have the shot with the doll. How old is this kid? Wow.

  23. Big Kitty says:

    her parent’s PAID for this!!!

  24. Bridey says:

    She may just look a little older than she is — looks about 10, but could be as young as 8, I’d think — so right on the edge for posing with a doll, and she obviously adored the silly thing. I bet she grew up to be a great mom!

    • WVBOBW says:

      As a former teacher, I have seen 14 year olds bringing their dolls to the classroom (stuffed animals, not cabbage patch) 🙂

  25. Leah says:

    You have to wonder if the photographer was all WT* while taking these pictures. The poor girl probably wants to burn these…instead…they wind up on the internet. Classic!

  26. Go Ninja Go says:

    I’m sure glad they spared no expense and broke out the shag astroturf for pic #4, otherwise, the whole shoot would’ve been a wash…

  27. wendolyn says:

    Isn’t she a little OLD to have all of her pictures taken with her dolly? I quit carrying around mine when I started going to school.

  28. Cee says:

    I’m going to have nightmares from that top right shot. I hated cabbage patch kids even when I was a child of the 80s.

  29. Cristina says:

    This is sort of heartwarming, except for the top right picture, which is more bone-chilling.

  30. Sommer C. says:

    I’m not sure what’s worse: the top right floating head photo, or that fact that her parents clearly paid for said photo?

  31. Coccinelle says:

    OMG This is the exact cabbage patch kid I had!!! I love these pics!!!!

  32. Jane says:

    In the shot on the upper right, her wincing makes me think that she finally realizes that taking pictures with her cabbage patch doll is not such a good idea/creepy.

  33. Alekx says:


    Somehow, I wish it were a joke…

    Great find!

  34. Fat Andy says:

    The ’80s were tough on everyone.

  35. stacebabe says:

    That reflection picture is just priceless.

  36. Sarah says:

    The floating head in the background is by far the scariest thing I’ve seen all year…

  37. -.- says:

    Second pic is creepy x_x

  38. Marilee says:

    This would have been just a girl and her doll, but the hovering doll head made it weird….

  39. LadyDorian says:

    Love the photo with the Cabbage Patch Kid in the shadows…like she’s saying, “I’ll always be watching you, Suzie…ALWAYS…”

    Suzie mysteriously disappeared after this photo was taken, her body never found. And since that day, young campers have passed on the chilling tale of “The Murderous Cabbage Patch Kid Lurking in the Shadows…”

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  42. Jaime says:

    The pic with the doll’s head just floating above her is so menacing.

  43. hupla says:

    This is great. The most awkward thing is she looks a little too old to be posing with her doll.

  44. George says:

    anyone else disturbed by the top-right photo?
    the old giant-cabbage-patch-floating-head trick?

  45. Dave says:

    I love the reflections shot myself. Quality!!!!

  46. Pinky says:

    What’s up with Ghost Doll on the top right? Who thought that wasn’t creepy?

  47. Elora says:

    Got to love the overly dramatic giant Cabbage Patch face peering out of a black abyss over the smiling girl’s shoulder.

    It reminds me of the part in movies where I’m screaming ‘Just run, you fool. He’s right behind you!’

  48. Care says:

    WHOA, CREEPY! The giant disembodied cabbage patch head lurking over her shoulder is going to give me nightmares!!!

  49. Mary R says:

    Top right pic makes me rofl! Oh, that just made my Monday.

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