Now as then the cute little houses stand empty, not a critter in sight.
A GF and I hit Toys R Us Saturday night looking for an oversize stuffed animal to put in grand #5 travel system for the baby shower on Sunday. Going in a toy store is the kiss of death for my budget, I'm always finding something I had no idea we needed :)
While I didn't find what I was looking for I did run into the "Calico Critter" display in the retro toy section. I had not thought about these sweet toys our girls use to play with for hours on end until I saw that OH MY so cute set up. I had a buggy and some cash........blush.
The house's were on the "brown sale" 30 or 40% off (can't remember) The critter sets were on sale buy one get one 50% off. I didn't realize that until after they were in the buggy, sale or no sale they were coming home with me. Honestly I was tempted to back the car up to the front door and buy it ALL!! Do you have any toys that speaks to you? Not in the push a button and it talks sorta way!
While watching Kara move around the house with the sweet little critters using her imagination, talking too and for them all I pushed away the sewing pile and just enjoyed hearing her cute voice. here are a few phrases that sticks in my head
"you gonna break you neck"
"time out for you"
"I rescue you now"
"That was a close one"
I can't wait to have some one on one time with each of the grands to see how they interact with the animals. I am feeling some scrapbook pages coming on! Ha It's been a LONG time since I have had the scrap booking itch.
DD#1 remembers these mini beauties as the "Woodland Animals" I was thinking they were called the "Sylvanian Families" who the heck knows. I'm just glad I ran into them so the grands can enjoy some wholesome fun without all the buttons, bells, and whistles of today's toys. Here is a site that gives an overview of "calico Critters" just scroll down a bit to she the description and history. These would make a cute addition to Easter baskets this year, hummm....