In the last couple of months I have become very thankful that I saved some of my favorite stuffed animals and toys from childhood, because now my daughter is loving them all over again. Some of her favorites are the less well known 80's toys, and it got me thinking...did anyone else love these toys as much as I did as a child?

 

Like any good 80's girl should, I loved all things Care Bears, My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, She-Ra and Cabbage Patch as a child, but surprisingly I did not keep any of those retro toys. Maybe I subconsciously knew that they all would make a comeback, and a new era of them would be available on store shelves for my daughter. I did however keep these toys, and now  my daughter plays with them constantly...

 

Maybe it is super cheesy of me, but it totally makes me smile that my daughter loves these toys as much as I did. Perhaps it is because my beloved toys are getting a second generation of love, or maybe because it is proof that my sweet girl is just like her mommy after all. Either way, I'm loving it!

Do your kids play with any of your favorite childhood toys, or better yet, which of your favorites do you wish would make a comeback for today's kids?

One last thing, don't forget that we have the perfect family fun event coming up on March 19 at Rock Valley College. It's called Kidabaloo, and your entire family is going to love it! Get your tickets and more info now here.

Here's a look at the fun we had at last year's Kidabaloo to get you pumped up...