Thursday, July 13, 2006
Mid Week Mini Meme #3
Time for another mid week mini meme.
Big BLogger would like to know your favourite childhood toy, and if you still have it. If not, what happened to it?
This Has Been Big Blogger.
If I ever saw one in the shops, I'd be the happiest person in the whole world.
There were little Fischer-Price (like) "Little People" figures, and you'd sit them on a small round turntable, which had a set of stairs. At the top of the stairs there was a slide. When you wound the handle, it caused the little people to "walk" up the stairs. When they got to the top, they'd slide down.
There were few happy moments in my childhood, and that was one of them.
While you can't revisit your childhood, I'd sure like to capture that slice of happiness.
Were the people the ones who had a ballbearing on the bottom, so they could roll around things?
My cousin had one which had those people at the top, and if you pressed a number, they would go down a slide that lead to a helicopter, fire truck, ambulance, or police car. It was a cool toy.
Odds are he's still got most of those little bricks stashed in a box somewhere - he's an incurable packrat, don't you know.
We would make up targets and shoot them and even try a pot shot at them shitty Starling birds that nest in the roof and their babies start a squarking at 4am..before the sun come up!! See, I don't do mornings since long ago!!!
Another toy my brother and I fought over and lost to the tip coz mum said we couldn't share nicely...was our trike bike with a seat for one at the back. Boitch she was for getting rid of a perfectly good bike. Any wonder she cracked it at first when dad came home with my HORSE soon after...HA HA, the laugh was on me!!!
I still have a couple of the items. They were fine for years in my mother's basement, but then she let my nephew play with them, and he broke the jeep by sitting on it. Duh! Talk about grandma spoiling the grandkids. She could have at least given him my sister's toys to destroy, not mine.