Friday, May 16, 2008

Favorite Toy #1

One of my most favorite toys growing up was a little Barbi-ish doll and farm set. She was not as large as a Barbi...kinda a skipper size, and had long red hair. Had a little house on the prairie type dress and a bow in her hair. I don't remember her name, but I loved her. I was around 8 when I got her for Christmas. She came with a buckboard wagon, a little pony(no moving parts on the pony), picnic basket with food,bales of plastic hay, farm animals-chickens and chicks...ducks and ducklings...rooster...food for the picnic basket...apples...bread...cups...plates...all kinds of stuff. Stuff, stuff stuff! And it was all connected on large plastic thingamajig that you had to pop all of them apart one at a time-like an airplane model. Wonderful stuff! The first night (Christmas Eve) I think I lost some dishes. She also had a barn to put together. That doll and pony and wagon packed up and un-loaded quite a bit, and each time I think I lost something. Finally, after about a year or two, I just had the doll, wagon, and pony. So sad! As a grown up one day, I was digging in some of my Mom's junk at home and found a baby chick!! I nearly cried! That was the best toy I had ever had, and probably the most regretted by my Mom. (farm animals everywhere :))

So! If your child has a toy that is messy and gets lost all the time...safe bet is that it's a favorite.

8 comments:

Momstheword said...

Aw....the little chick. Kids love the toys that come in a million pieces or make lots of loud noises.

Monday through Sunday said...

We have those type of toys here! I had a few toys growing up that I loved like that.

QOTW said...

Great toys, Julie. I have fond memories of some toys. I may write about them at some point.

david santos said...

Very good... My friend, very good...
Have a nice weekend.

Robin said...

Neat post...good reminder for me since I have young children.

Indian Lake Papa said...

memories as a child - my toys - Can you consider horses a toy? We lived on a farm and horses & ponies were always there. Dad took care of his brothers horses a lot so we got ride horses a lot. Thats why I have a horse today! But I can find it quite easily!

Monday through Sunday said...

I really like your profile picture!!

Julie said...

Thanks Mel, I have been working out you know. :)