Sunday, May 20, 2007

It's the Simple Things

I have a bit of a confession: I sometimes go onto ebay just to reminisce about toys I had when I was little. I get to type in a toy, puzzle, game, etc. that I suddenly remember and see if anyone out there in ebay-world has a photo of my childhood. It's fun.

A couple weeks ago I bought a little memory for 10 buckaroos. It was part of my mother's day gift to myself. It's a little fisher-price desk. It has a slanted chalkboard with magnetic letters and numbers. The letters come in a tray that neatly slides into the bottom of the lap desk. The numbers are stored in the sliding compartment at the top. It also came with all 16 cards that have pictures of various objects with die cut spaces for the said letters to be matched into. Hours and hours of fun I tell ya. It came last week. I cleaned it up a bit and Isaiah loves it. How fun! It doesn't beep, blink, sing, talk or walk. It just sits there quietly and lets Isaiah make up little words with the magnets and practice his language arts skills.


PS said...

Hear ya. I would like one of those old school electronic football tables where the guys vibrate all over the place. I used to actually think "my players" followed the plays I designed for them.

Carla said...

I want the old Fisher Price school, barn and house. I will have a temper tantrum until I get them.

erin said...

Language Arts!

kristi noser said...

Quiet toys!

Katie R. said...

Pat and Carla - your childhoods are waiting for you on ebay. If not to buy at least to look. It's a great trip down memory lane.