I don’t want a naked Cowboy.

by mssinglemama on March 20, 2012

When we left for Texas Benjamin had a specific request – a cowboy doll and an Indian doll.

He described the dolls he had never really seen in great detail. They would be about 10 inches tall and they could move and shoot things. I put two and two together and realized later that he’d been inspired by the movie, the Indian and the Cupboard. Regardless, it seemed easy enough. Cowboy and Indian dolls had to exist.

Turns out, as Seth and I discovered after scouring every toy store in Austin, they don’t. In fact, even Amazon.com and the great wide Internets don’t have cowboy and Indian dolls. Fortunately, we found a doll store in San Antonio. The store owner quickly led us to Davy Crockett. Without any other option, we snapped him up thinking – “He was truly a cowboy and an Indian.” When I called Benjamin to tell him we’d scored a doll he asked, “Does he have a gun?”

“Yes.”

“Does it work?”

“No.”

“Ughhhh… why not?”

“Because he’s a toy, Benjamin.”

“Okay. Well, does he have clothes?”

“Yes.”

“Good. Because I don’t want a naked cowboy.”

Oh, he definitely has clothes. A coonskin cap, a tobacco pouch and gun powder thingy. I was skeptical at first. Would Benjamin go for an old doll from 1955? The doll is a character doll by Disney from the original Davy Crockett movie. And they just don’t make them like this anymore:

I thought Benjamin would think he was freaky, but he loves him to death and has completely embraced his awesomeness.


This is a pond, and forest for Davy to play in. There is an Indian campground to the right you can’t quite see.

Hurray for Davy Crockett and old toys that actually move. His hands bend, his legs and he sticks out like a sore thumb in Benjamin’s toy pile. But, as Seth discovered Davy was also made in China, all the way back in 1955, Disney was outsourcing jobs overseas. Crazy, right?

P.S.

Thought I would share a dreamy single dad with you (on a motorcyle). Eh-hem.

Benjamin and I have something in common, I suppose. We both wished for something – and against all odds, or hope that it existed – we found it!

xoxo

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Jacy March 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I’ve just stumbled across your blog and I’ve found it so GREAT already! I can relate to much of what you’ve written as I am a divorced, single mom too! My life changed in just one day (husbands dual life, sex addiction, infidelity with strangers on Craigslist, $20,000 in secret credit card debt for porn, cyber sex, Russian mail order bride sites, who knows what else!). I had NO IDEA! My life crumbled in just ONE day and it’s never been the same sense.

I’m so glad to know that I’m not alone… and I really find such inspiration in reading of women like you who have forged ahead, making the best of life–regardless of what trials come their way!

Thank you for sharing your story!

Oh, and my Little Dude would love the cowboy… but because he’s only 4, he’s in the naked phase, so I’m pretty sure the cowboy would be nude if it was his toy… LOL!

p.s. Good looking man on the bike ;) So glad you’re happy!

Jacy

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Jacy March 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

***SINCE*** not sense. Ahhhh! Sorry ;)

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Jacy March 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Oh, and I forgot to mention that my man’s name is Seth too… hehe ;)

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Bigrascal March 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

eh – hem, that’s an action figure not a “doll.” Boys don’t play with dolls. :)

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tracy March 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I love it! Your boy looks so happy with his new doll. Oops sorry Bigrascal, I mean “action figure” lol. I’ve been reading through your blog and I love it. Keep up the awesome work MAMA!

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ChrisR March 25, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I love the post! What a great find! In a world filled with video games and kids wanting cell phones it so good to see our children using their imagination! Just playing with old school toys and learning, growing and having fun.

Being out side and having good old fun. Very cute post!
As far as your b/f well being a single dad he seems very nice. (sorry i can’t call him dreamy.. again, single dad here… haha) Im so glad you are happy.

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Ina March 30, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I love your little anecdotes and how they always have some deep meaning to
them even though they appear to be just stories!

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Pinay WAHM Blogger April 1, 2012 at 5:23 am

The doll doesn’t look scary. I think it’s very nice that you got a chance to buy it. I don’t think they make dolls like that anymore. And the way Benjamin is holding it up happily, I think it’s a pretty good size. I enjoyed reading your post and seeing the way Benjamin made his “venue”.

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