Monday, October 24, 2011

How to Entertain a Country Kid

I've been looking for Christmas presents, picking up a few odds and ends here and there, but getting annoyed with the amount of NOISE manufacturers seem to feel toys should produce. I guess since all the characters on kids' TV shows seem to scream instead of talk, their toys should follow suit. Not that we don't have our share of noisy toys, but I put one very cool robot back on the shelf (sorry, C!) after pushing the "try me" button and getting an instant headache.

Where are all the creative toys? The ones that you power by yourself, make the noises for yourself, create stories for with your own imagination?

Oh, here they are, falling from the trees:

I'd like to say she is moving in for a hug, but she was trying to smash his face into the leaves.

I think she was hoping to take those home. No, honey, we live on the National Forest, we have plenty of our own. And my van is still full of sand from last week, thank-you very much.

Joie d'vive, right there.

Okay, and joie d' getting Mommy.

Hmm, he's pretty good at that. I should make this one of his chores. Except that we don't own a rake. And I don't care if my leaves are anywhere other than where they fall.

Awwwwww. I love these kids.

The big one, too.

I may need bigger stockings.

1 comment:

  1. awwww. Outdoors is the best toy! When I was a kid, we used to drool over magazine - rarely got anything from them, as they're expensive, but we didn't get the plastic/batteries included type of toys, so these looked cool to us. I still think they're cool even though I'm all grown up (-:)