Hi friends! Here is my latest piece for Red Tent Living:
Several years ago I really wanted a Stretch Armstrong doll for Christmas. The doll’s marketing team must have known what they were doing because they targeted me through catchy commercials and it worked. Once I saw the rubbery doll stretch to incredible lengths, I was sold.
Wouldn’t you know, my consistent Stretch Armstrong-focused pleas worked—he was waiting for me under the Christmas tree that year. I was mesmerized by Stretch’s rubbery skin and extending limbs. Surely this doll would be fun forever! And then, not long after Christmas, I was bored with it. He sat on a chair in my room, untouched, until the next time I collected toy donations during a parent-mandated bedroom cleaning.
I had begged for that doll, dreaming of what it would be like to have one. I finally received what I wanted, and so—now what?
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