Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Favorite Toy

A friend of mine recently celebrated her son’s sixth birthday. Her little boy wanted a certain present and nothing else in this world would do. Her story reminded me of a birthday I celebrated when I was back in elementary school. I knew what I wanted for my birthday. I’d seen it on TV and I was determined to have it, do or die. My parents took me to Toy R Us on my birthday and I ran over to the isle displaying the toy of my dreams. My parents were stunned when they saw what it was—especially my father. He tried to talk me out of getting it, in fact, but I would not budge. No one could have been happier than I was as we walked away with my newly purchased toy. I slept with it, took baths with it and took it with me everywhere I went. Over time, I literally loved it to pieces. Its head eventually fell off and that was the end of it. I was infinitely sad over its loss (even if my father wasn’t). So what was this favorite childhood gift? Click the link below to see the original commercial that lead me to covet this oh so wonderfully desirable toy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdS9ZJ_Wf4k

I look back in hindsight and can only ask one question: WHAT WAS I THINKING?

8 comments:

Raspberry said...

Holy cow. (No pun intended.) That is hilarious! What's even more funny is that you wore it out!

Karlene said...

I just about fell off my chair laughing over that one. (That's even better than my fav toy—a doll that burps.)

Sylwia Lipinska Hardman said...

that's really funny Sheila. though i would like a toy like that... it looks fun!!

sylwia

Emily said...

That is awesome!

Emily said...

Sheila, I know what you were thinking... that is awesome!!!! I know that my boys would love a milking cow... I'm just curious, did you play with it all that much? or was it one of those toys that you played with the first day and then it sat on the shelf until it's head fell off?

Pinky said...

Wow! I can't believe it ... I thought it was a horse when I was reading the post. What were you thinking ... is that why you like milk so much? hmm mystery solved!!! Like your new background BTW.

Janel said...

That's a crack up! I've never seen that before, look like fun though!! Found your blog thru Amy's, email me at azure1973@yahoo.com and I'll "invite" you to mine, it's private. It was great seeing you this summer, Avery had an especially fun time with you-thanks :)

Steve and Teresa Gashler said...

Almost died laughing :) I love your blog.

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