Funny story about my Lucille Ball collector’s Barbie. Note the dress.
In 1970, my mother took me shopping for a new dress. I saw a dress that looked just like the one pictured here. She refused to buy it for me and said it was hideous.
I remember that it broke my little heart to hear her say that. Matter of fact, I was so upset, we had to leave the store because I was crying my eyes out and snotting all over the place. That memory is forever engrained in my mind.
Fast forward to today …
It was pouring, so we took mom’s umbrella. It reminded me of the Lucy dress I never got to wear.
I said to my mother: At least you let me use an umbrella patterned like the dress you refused to get for me when I was little.
Mom replied: OMG! You remember that?! You were only 5-years-old!
Me: Sure do. You were so mean about that dress! I wanted it so bad!
Mom: But it looked so ugly! I didn’t want you to wear it! I’m sorry! I can’t believe you remember that! I feel terrible!
Me: As you should.
Mom: I am so sorry, honey! Do you forgive me?
Mom: You’re not supposed to remember those things!
Me: Uhhh, too late LOL
Mom: Please, forgive me?
Me: You’re going to Hell for that decision. You traumatized me.
Mom: OMG! Am I, really?! Do you think I will? I didn’t want my daughter looking like a spinster in that hideous dress! It was done out of love!
Me: But I loved that dress. You asked me to pick one out and it’s all I wanted. You said “no”.
Mom: Please forgive me. Oh, I have to say extra prayers now. God forgive me.
Mom: Oh, come on!
Me: Just kidding. I forgave you a long time ago, and bought the collector’s doll.
Mom: You did?! Really?! You forgave me?! Awe!
Me: Yep, but I’ll never forget it 😆🤣😂