Wednesday, October 12

Kid tested, mother approved ---- toys?

To no one's surprise, Gwen's favorite toys seem to be things that aren't toys at all. Not exactly a News Flash because that's exactly how Michael was at this age and it's probably the way all babies have been since the start of time!

So why do toy makers bother to create bright colored plastic toys with smooth edges that nobody's kid will play with? (Unless they make a helluvalotta noise!)

Why doesn't Little Tykes market toys that look like the actual contents of mommy's purse? A toy Bic lighter, pack of chewing gum, half a Snickers, etc?

Why doesn't Mattel make toy kitty litter?

How come Fisher Price doesn't make a toy cereal box?

The one to the left is Gwen's favorite toy today. She spent the last three weeks eating the contents of it (dispensed daily into her snack-trap). Now it's empty and she's filled it with all sorts of treasures -- none of which, I assure you, started their life as legitimate toys. Notice how the $50 Fisher-Price IncrediBlock toy just sits in the background while Gwen merrily whacks the heck out of her cereal box with her wooden spoon?

Pretty stacking cups are great but the lidless old set of Rubbermaid and Tupperware with the tomato-stained interior is even better! A pie tin apparently makes a heavenly noise (to a toddler) when she smacks it with just about anything. And a $2.99 pocket calculator looks almost the same as Mom and Dad's TV remote control and they don't seem to mind if baby carries it around in her mouth!

Yep! Christmas is going to be fun this year! Gwen should have lots of boxes to play with after we unwrap them and get rid of their useless contents!


Blogger Stephanie V said...

Love, love, love your Blog! Not only is your daughter just the sweetest little thing, but you my friend are funny!

And I love that rug, where did you get it?

October 13, 2005 6:57 AM  
Blogger Stephanie V said...

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October 13, 2005 6:57 AM  
Blogger Stephanie V said...

Sorry about that, got a little clicker happy and it showed up twice.

October 13, 2005 6:59 AM  
Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Classic!!! Kids always go for the boxes, don't they? (Although I really think you should go for the Prada of breakfast cereals - and my personal fave - Cheerios!)

October 13, 2005 8:41 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

LOL too funny, Donna. My sons favorites were the pots and pans in the bottom cabinet in the kitchen and a wooden spoon. Have you introduced Gwen to packing tubes yet? Ohh so many things to do with tubes!!!!! Sing into them, drop things through them, hit the cat with them....

October 13, 2005 8:33 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...

My youngest (who will be three in December) loves to steal the soda boxes that the cans come in. She stuffs her toys down inside the box and carries it around with her all day. When she goes down for her nap, the cats pull out all the toys and crawl in to the box themselves. yes, it must be a universal kid thing. I can't figure it out for the life of me.

October 14, 2005 6:26 PM  
Blogger Ed and Lisa said...

Ahhh... she looks so happy! What a little cutie!

October 14, 2005 8:34 PM  

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