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Mama Drama contest

By November 19, 2006November 12th, 2016photos, sites to see

So Jenny, one of my new pals over at Mama Drama, is one weird chiquita. She has a house full of stuff — collections, trippy paintings and cool machinery. I’d love to visit her! And if you ever thought you grew up in a hole-in-the-wall town, just ask her where she’s from.

Anyway, she’s having a contest where she’s giving away this crazy poodle portrait in exchange for us showing her some weird stuff in our houses. I don’t know if any of us is going to have anything weirder than the stuff she has, but I’m gonna give it a try.

Here’s my entry: An antique handmade Little Red Riding Hood doll that flips over to reveal Grandma and the Wolf under her dress. My mom received it as a baby gift when I was born and now Zoe and Lucy have it.

It’s a little creepy, and not very cuddly. I don’t remember ever playing with it (though I was pretty much a tomboy and didn’t play with dolls much) and I haven’t really seen Zoe and Lucy play with it. Cool idea, but a little creepy in the execution.

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  • Jenny says:

    Oh My God I totally had one of those when I was little! Except on mine the doll on one side was black and the doll on the other side was white. The whole thing used to freak me out a little. Like some sort siamese twin thing gone wrong.

  • Liza says:

    The daughter of a family friend used to have something like that and I was always jealous. It was a little different. I am still jealous.

  • Lotta says:

    I so had that doll! It also brings back memories of some strange barbie doll that had black hair one side and blonde on the other. In theory you flipped it around to change haircolors. In reality, just a bad dye job.

  • min says:

    When I was little, only the very “coolest” kids had one of those…I never had one.

  • Alissa says:

    Oh, I had one of those! I had forgotten all about it until just now! I wonder where it is now? Hmmm…

  • First of all I too had the Wolf-in-dress-Red-Riding-Hood which I LOVED because my last name was/is Woolf and I thought it was some metaphoric thing that could represent me (half wolf/half girl = worl!)

    ALSO I had to re: your comment about KNOWING Martin Kratt. (Sorry to hijack your comments.) You KNOW him? I’m freaking out over here. Freaking out. AHHHH!!!

    I just fainted.

  • Momish says:

    OMG, that is the freakiest, yet very cute, I admit doll I have ever seen. I want one!

  • Haley-O says:

    That is hilariously bizarre! Ha! 🙂

  • Allie says:

    First off hello from the Kind Blogroll. Secondly, I totally had this doll. I always thought it was creepy to have a wolf up your skirt and my mom would totally get aggitated that I wouldn’t play with it.

  • Susan says:

    I can’t help but chime in. It’s like this is some kind of poll. Yes, I also remember this doll. I think I must have had one, but no longer. As for weird stuff, I really enjoyed all the comments on Mama Drama. There seemed to be a concentration in entries of body parts (husband’s teeth, dude’s hair, bull penis) to which I can contribute my dog’s baby teeth, monkey teeth on a sword sheath from Nigeria, and a friend’s hair (also contributed for altar purposes). But I have to say the weirdest thing I have is something my mother-in-law contributed to my pregant belly cast decoration: a little plastic naked baby she’d found on a beach in Portugal 29(!) years earlier AND SAVED. It is now glued on what would be my solar plexis.

  • kittenpie says:

    That’s a storytelling doll! You can tell the Red Riding Hood story and flip it over as you go to illustrate the different characters.

  • design mom says:

    My mother-in-law sent us one of these same dolls. She picked it up on a trip to China. It totally fascinates my kids.

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