monday is list day : Toys and games edition
Two weeks in a row makes it either a trend or a tradition. Today's theme is Childhood, aka Man, I'm feeling nostalgic today - or am I just so downtrodden with the aspect of everyday adult life that I'm feeling wistful? Inspired by Beth.
Best toys from my childhood:
- Booby Trap
- Easy Bake Oven
- Fisher Price Cartoon Viewer
- Shrinky Dinks
- Which Witch?
- Gnip Gnop
- Magic 8 Ball
- Duncan Butterfly Yo-Yo
- Green Ghost
- Cereal box records
- Ouija Board
Toys from my childhood that would cause caniptions today
Toy I'm suprised you can still get:
[If you have other toy topics you'd like added on to this list, just say the word - my brain is on auto pilot today and I could use all the help I can get. ]
Yep, I had a banana seat bike. It was pink with a white sparkly seat.
I got the bike on my Communion day. I wanted so badly to take it for a ride, but my mother said that I couldn't because I was still wearing my Communion dress and not only would I ruin the dress, but the neighbors would say "just look at that girl riding around on a bicycle in her dress, the horror!" Right, mom. Like anyone would care.
So when she wasn't looking, I took the bike for a spin. Sure enough, I came upon Mr. Bontempi, who shook a finger at me and said "look at you, riding around on a bicycle in your dress, you should be ashamed!"
Update again: Let me add Trouble, because someone brought it up in the comments. We had so much fun playing that game as a family - I can hear the plastic popping noise in my head right now - we used to do all kinds of weird good luck dances to try to get a 6. The best was landing on someone and sending them back home right when they had their fourth guy in front of home base.
I bought it for my own kids when they were much younger, but I hid it when they used the popper just to annoy each other.