Not much was safe from the Great Toy Purge of 2014. Three large laundry baskets were filled and sit in our basement waiting to be taken to Goodwill on a day when I might have the energy… And, if the kids really loved it, but it made noise, off to my parents’ house it went aka where it came from. Suckers.
But, I had to save a few things, right? For the kids…and my sanity. Really, I saved more than a few, BUT, if I could only save five toys, these are our house favorites right dis minute:
Fisher Price Waffle Blocks:
I am not entirely certain that these are still on the market, but I’ve seen a ton on Ebay. My wonderful in-laws saved these from when their kids were little, and Sam got them for his first birthday. Hours of clicking them together and zooming cars along roads the’ve made. Sam’s favorite is to shove all of the Little People into a block box he fashions. Cruel keeper.
Playskool Busy Ball Choo Choo Train:
So, this breaks my “No Noise” rule, but totally worth it. It being pretty much the only noise toy we have, I handle it for how long it keeps both kids occupied. A 3yo and a 17mo. I even found more balls to fit in it because it makes the fun last longer. Both kids have mad feelings for this one. And, I don’t want to cross the border into SUPER lame, but I might favor this toy the most too. Most time occupied = mom likes best.
Fisher Price Cupcakes:
Do I need to give you the rundown on these, or is your head exploding with nostalgia? I thought so. p.s. Also another toy no longer made. Ebay it, baby.
I’ve talked about these before. Shapeless, open-play plastic? Sounds like money down the drain. But, not so, my friends, not so. And, they can be a little pricey, but I bought mine used. They are straight tough.
A million places sell these. I also got this used. Gee, I am seeing a trend in my shopping habits. Primary colors? Check. Used? Check. No real room for it in the house? Check. Anyway, you know what a tunnel is. Kids are new to the idea. The novelty of it all!
Don’t tell me what you love because then I will buy it. Wait. Ok. Tell me rillquick.
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Michelle @ needle and nest says
My kids are a bit older (7, 5, and almost 2) so file this one away for the future…
The only toys I’d save if there was a fire would be our massive collection of Legos, our wooden train set, and a few precious stuffed animals for each kid. All three kids play with the Legos and trains. Worth. Every. Penny!
Mandi Richards says
Just went on Craig’s list to look for Bilibos found a few in the area! Yay! And I found Fisher Price cupcakes at Target online, they’re more modern looking, but they exist! I’m going to wait on those though because a little birdie told my my dad is making Lucia a play kitchen next summer. And (I think?) I prefer wooden/cloth food.
Lucia has a Fisher Price Loving Family dollhouse. It was a hand-me-down (thank goodness, because they are like $350!?!?!? and it gets a lot of play in our house! Actually, all her dolls do. And her Green Toys tea set is pretty well loved too.
Oh those cupcakes. Be still my heart. That’s my childhood right there.
Rakhee Dodhia says
This is a bit funny but in my part if there is a fire I could never think of toys anymore haha