Target, Wal-mart, Toys R Us and Kmart have them. You might want to hurry. There were only a few left when my mother picked hers up yesterday afternoon and I heard that some people have already put some on ebay at really high prices. My parents just wanted to avoid the Christmas madness for toy shopping. It's been years since they've had to buy a lot toys. The local Christmas charities for kids ask for clothes and one toy. Now they have grandkids. The toy is really cute. We saw one lady buy 5 for all of her grandkids, nieces and nephews.
Regarding imagination: Some of our favorite toys from childhood where empty boxes and empty laundry baskets. They were rocketships, boats, cars, castles, forts...
Another toy fad? I remember Cabbage Patch and beanie babies... both of which are gathering dust in large quantity in our family attics. Lol. I can understand wanting to do this for your child though. I probably would too. Well, I stood in lines for my little cousins and others so I'm sure I would.
I always noted that kids seem to have as much fun with the cardboard box the toy came in, though, as the toy itself.
Makes me wonder which toys are really about the parents and which are really about the children.
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer.
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
A while back I helped the kid make a tent from a blanket and a couple of chairs. He thought that was the neatest idea ever. It went from tent to cave and back again.
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Me too. Not too crazy about it now though. That tile floor is a bit much to have to sit on till it's safe to exit. Either the guys from the other army were after us or dinosaurs were stalking us.
By the way, what about Hummerguy? What's going on there?
My grandkids love to play in large cardboard boxes. They can play for hours in the "forts"
I hate when the dinosaurs join in.Me too. Not too crazy about it now though. That tile floor is a bit much to have to sit on till it's safe to exit. Either the guys from the other army were after us or dinosaurs were stalking us.
Lol - I haven't been to the actual Cabbage Patch place. Where is that again? Georgia, right? I did have two of the real Patch kids from there, though, in the 1980s. (Ok, I admit I got caught up in some of this myself. After standing in line one too many times... and maybe being hit on the head with a flying CP box?)Too bad you weren't with me last Christmas when I went to the Cabbage Patch hospital. Witnessed a little Cabbage baby birth. Brought tears to ones eyes.
I just feel a bit sheepish that I have some of those things too. Lol.
And ohmigosh, I just saw that. I had Le Mutt too. AND his 'girlfriend' dog. He was adorable. I guess I made up for being poor as a kid, for collecting plush animals/dolls when I was a bit older. I don't any more though.I bought a dog, named Le Mutt,
Anyway, as a kid I mostly drew, wrote, or made my own toys... it wasn't as bad as it sounds, though. I did have some Barbies and so on. Just not all the toys kids have today. The little kids in our family now? Some of them had to get a bigger house, their rooms were literally stuffed with toys. I remember being so excited at just getting a doll for Christmas.
Anything that ever happens here eventually involves dinosaurs. We probably have more of them than Walmart.
Babyland General Hospital is in Cleveland, Georgia. I went with the intention of buying myself one but the little guy that I wanted was in the hundreds of dollars and I left him sitting. Then we went over to Helen, GA and spent Christmas on a mountain top over there. I have never been sorry that I didn't adopt the doll. That is way too much money for what amounts to a rag doll. I didn't even sell my porcelan dolls for that much money.