We did not have a ton of toys growing up. I had my Barbies but when I wanted a Barbie house, I had to make one out of boxes. Lots of kids I knew had all the latest games and toys and Ataris but we didn't. We had roller skates and bikes and books. I had Barbies and dress-up clothes, my brother had LEGOS and Army guys and we went outside to play. When friends came over, we asked them to bring some of their toys and I was always asked to bring my dress-up clothes stash to sleepovers. Looking back, we were fine, we had enough and were better for using our imaginations. But back then, I always looked at all the things my friends had and wanted them. And now B is like that! Paybacks are Hell... @@
But the coolest thing our parents did get us, was a Green Machine. Do any of you remember the Green Machine? It was the coolest, pimped up big wheel, IMO. And I don't remember my brother and I fighting over it much. And we fought over everything back then. He didn't like me much (who does like their little sister hanging all over them?) and all I wanted was for him to like me and to play with me. So I bugged him about it all the time. Poor guy! Anywho, we didn't fight much over that Green Machine but we did not want to run the risk of it being taken away. It was nice to be united in our reverence for the Green Machine.
Last week, B and I went to Costco to get one of their gi-huge-ic pepperoni pizzas on sale for $6.99. If they are still on sale next payday, I think I'm going to stock up the freezer with them! As we were walking back up to the registers, I saw THIS - totally revamped, steel frame (not plastic, like the old one) and ages 6 to ADULT!!!!! I think my brother and I need to buy one. We'll share custody of it or leave it at mom and dad's house and schedule playdates over there together. I'm so excited!!!
- I am a very lucky woman with a husband and son who are smart, witty and entertaining. Our son, B, attended public school for two years, and then we embarked on a new adventure in the Fall of 2010 - homeschooling. We don't have all the answers, but we know B and this has been the best thing for him. I blog to preserve our stories and our memories, share recipes, vent and ramble on about our crazy, yet blessed, life. Would you care to follow along?