A. could hardly wait to play with all the "new" stuff!
Little People taking a bubble bath
Ready for new memories
I don't know what came over me the other afternoon. Well, yes I do. I wanted to find my books from my former life (I taught 4th grade). All of my teaching materials have been stored in our garage attic for the past several years. I was immediately concerned when I saw the aftermath of some varmint party (whole other story, what varmint likes paint and glitter anyway?), but relaxed when I saw my books were unharmed. Whew. I also found my old toys. Now the fun really began!
My mom saved all of my Fisher Price Little People playsets from the early 1970s. Yes, the sharper plastic edges, painted wood, tons of small choking hazards. Who knew they weren't safe? Of course this was the era when I rode on the front seat of my dad's truck standing up. I was so excited to lug them all out, peeling paper and dirt and get them cleaned up. Let me just say, I LOVED the Little People! I could barely contain myself when we bought A.'s first set (Noah's Ark) for Christmas 3 years ago! Every birthday or Christmas since then has included some variation. Scott wasn't sure if they were for me or her. Me either.
I had the house, the school, the castle, the village (my favorite), the farm and the boat. I haven't found the farm and the boat yet, but everything else was there. I used to play with them for hours on end. Now I am just as thrilled to let A. have a go with them. As soon as they touched the concrete she was checking everything out and ready to play, dirt and all.
Now everything is fairly clean, organized into the appropriate baggie and she is having an absolute blast. To be honest, I am too. I have been saying many quiet thanks to my mom up in Heaven for planning ahead. Thanks Mama.
Were any of your toys saved for your children? What were some of your favorites?