I was working on the playroom today, trying to fit all the toys (junk) in there and still have room to play. Ironic, isn't it, that there is no room to play in a playroom? I'd like to just gut the thing and have it be a big dance space :) but, they need their play kitchen. They would just die without their easel. They cannot play without their big castle tent and don't get them started on their princess table and chairs. For real, you can't even sit down in there. Their toys are HUGE. Fortunately, we are one gender, so at least there is a sort of theme. But, let's be honest, I don't really care about themes. The toy clutter is stressing this momma out! The silver lining here is that I started feeling nostalgic for the toys of yesteryear. The old "eighties greaties", if you will.
13 toys I loved as a kid
- Barbies. I'd put baby oil in their hair and then give them a really bad haircut.
- Raggy Ann. I pulled all of her hair out.
- Lite Brite
- Paper dolls. Sometimes I got store bought ones, but mostly Billie and I would just cut them out of the Sear's catalog and give them names. (such as ... Danna... and Billie)
- Glamour Girls. Remember those? They looked like miniature barbies.
- Pogo ball
- Long stitch. It was like embroidery on canvas with really big yarn.
- My stuffed Raspberry Tart (Strawberry Shortcake's friend) and Simon (Alvin the chipmunk's friend). I always liked the friends better than the "star".
- Puzzles. When I got rich and famous, I was going to have a Puzzle Room.
- A little record player and those books that the records would chime when you were supposed to turn the page.
- Lots and lots of books. Mostly Pippi and Ramona and Anastasia
- A dollhouse that someone made (maybe my Dad?). It had some major 70's decor and wasn't sanded or anything so I always got splinters and it had some nails sticking out. Know what, though? I played with that thing everyday. I thought it was awesome. Or rad. Can't remember what I would have called it back then.
There you go. 13 wicked cool toys. Any I missed?