Toys. We never seem to grow out of them, do we? My favorite toys to this day are LEGOs. Nothing captures the spirit of childhood quite like LEGOs. Growing up, we didn't have specialized Star Wars or Buccaneer LEGO sets; instead we made our own pirate ships, castles and the like. When I was about 11, I made a LEGO chair-lift complete with my mom's sewing thread as the lift cable with chairs suspended down from it.
Now that I'm a mom with three children, I find myself swimming in toys. I can't lift a sofa cushion without pretend money falling out. And you know what toys get the most play? Happy Meal toys. Right? I can't figure it out! Nevermind the plastic-injection molded dinosaurs purchased from DMNS or the Melissa & Doug puzzles, it's Madame Alexander miniatures dominating the Halatokoua household.
Have you ever put together a toy wish list? Neither have I. But if I had…it would look something like this:
C9p Sportscar by Automoblox. Proof that toy cars are not just for the boys anymore. This hot little number is just one of many award-winning beauties made from a wood base and interchangeable plastic parts. Be sure to check out their online parts department in the event you want to upgrade your shiny alloy rims. $36.
The Green Dollhouse. Perfect toy today for tomorrow's conservationist. If the solar cell panel doesn't get'cha, then maybe the wind turbine will. Comes fully furnished including the recycling bins. Non-toxic at $240, Oompa.