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!
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.
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…
Toys I Fear
This is still a toy that I really don’t like, even as an adult.
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.
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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?