I Must Confess…Toys I Like, Loathe & Fear

Toys. Which ones do you like, loathe or fear?

This week’s I Must Confess asks us all to delve into our childhood memories or rummage through our kids’ toy boxes to share the toys that have made the most impact on our lives. I think this one could be a very interesting prompt for those keen to take part!

Toys I Liked

Looking back there are a few toys I envied and longed for. For instance, I always wanted a real Cabbage Patch Kid. The one with the signature on the bum. However, I had to do with a $10 version bought at the Maitland Markets, sans bum signature. While I was disappointed I just ensured that Felicity Jane always had pants on when in company!


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I also longed for a Barbie dreamhouse. The hot pink one with the elevator. But it was not to be. Instead, I made a Barbie house out of my parents’ old refrigerator. There was a level for living, dining and sleeping – it was probably far better than a real one would have been but in my young mind nothing could beat the bright pink Barbie plastic-ness of the dreamhouse.

Barbie Dreamhouse

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Toys I Loathe(d)

I’ll be honest, I could never stand the bug collector toys that seemed to come out year after year. I still don’t understand the appeal of catching creepy crawlies and then holding them in a plastic dome back in your bedroom. There is a reason my kids are yet to own one of these…


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Toys I Fear

This is still a toy that I really don’t like, even as an adult.

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I have never liked musical jewellery boxes. They are pretty and useful and very, very sweet. But I’ve never been able to cope with the music and the dancing ballerina.

I don’t like how they stop mid-tune. I don’t like how the music gets slower and slower until it stops. I’ve always been this way. The minute the box winds up, I’m already bracing myself for when it inevitably stops. It’s weird. It’s irrational. It’s hard to explain. But it’s true.

And Delilah got one for Christmas. It has since gone missing – I swear I had absolutely nothing to do with that!


As an extra special treat this week I have a $30 voucher to Paul’s Warehouse to giveaway. To be in the running, tell me what toys have made the most impact on your life. Do you have an unusual toy fear, like mine?

The giveaway is open to Australian residents only and the winner will be selected on the creativity and originality of their answer. Giveaway closes 6pm AEDST Friday 31 January, so hop to it.

Fess up – you know you want to…

The Rules…

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– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!

– We’re always open to suggestions for the weekly prompt!


Next week’s prompt – sport. After a month’s worth of wall to wall cricket and tennis, have you had enough, are you keen for more or are you completely and utterly indifferent?

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14 Responses

  1. Mastermind (I think that’s what it was called), scares me the most due to the fact that while I was minding my younger sister she inhaled one of the pieces up her nose literally and we needed a visit to ER and surgical consult.

    Looking forward to next week’s prompt. Although as I’m not a sports fan I may need a stunt double.
    Mystery Case recently posted..Toys, Toys, Toys…….

  2. I wish I had a cabbage patch doll and barbie house too – the best I got was a barbie push bike! Bug catcher, UGH, have to agree, horrible. But I must confess I do LOVE musical jewellery boxes. Ha ha, love the Delilah’s has gone missing – FUNNY! I’m linking and running to the beach but I’ll be back 🙂 xxx
    Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me recently posted..Google + crop circles and there’s a big green tree in my house

    • Kirsty says:

      Don’t feel to bad for Delilah – we found it again today. Just as long as I don’t hear it…they really do give me the heebie jeebies!

  3. In Grade 1 we all wrote letters to Santa and what I wanted most in the world was a “shaker maker” – it made plaster ornaments that you could then paint. Needless to say with 3 kids under 6 my Mum was not interested in a messy toy like this, and it was NOT waiting for me under the Christmas tree!

    I was in love with all things Barbie too and would have given my right arm for the dreamhouse …
    Janet @ Redland City Living recently posted..Feed the Man Meat

  4. Wow, that toy fear is so strange, and a little bit funny I must confess! Lol! Punky has a big catcher, she got it for her birthday and she and her Dad love searching the backyard together for bugs to put in it. I’m not really a fan myself but I have to let it go because she loves it so much!

    I always hated those dolls with the eyes that blinkedd. You know the ones where when you lay them down their eyes close. Man, those things are creepy!
    Kylez @ A Study in Contradictions recently posted..I Must Confess… Randomness and Toys

  5. Tegan says:

    I was pretty spoilt as a child so I can’t really remember anything off the top of my head that I desperately wanted.
    For one Christmas I got a talking doll, you had to teach it to talk and to make it keep going you had to *kiss* it. Mum said I would get frustrated with it constantly because of the repetitiveness of the talking. I still have the doll but thankfully she no longer talks!
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    • Kirsty says:

      Funny you mention that Tegan as I remember I had a doll once that you “fed” and then it would “wee” (some dots on it’s bottom would go red after ten minutes or so) I loved it at the time but I’m sure it sent my mother mad!

  6. Karen Edwards says:

    My son was given a set of plastic toy spiders I’ve been known to run out of his room white as a ghost they give me the creeps they look so real ;-(

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