Working on: School stuff
Homework always leaves me dehydrated ...
I guess you're never too old for toys
I got this Calico Critters playhouse and the critters inhabiting it
as a Valentines gift from Tommy. We go to Toysrus almost once a week
just to check out what's new (he goes for Transformers and I go to see
if there's any new Sanrio stuff). We're pretty much into Toys,
or at least he is more than myself. I would usually go and just walk
through the Barbie aisle or through the Fake food/fake kitchen
aisle just to basically marvel at all the complex fake kitchens that
I wish I could own now as an adult. I mean, I would if I had more
space. xD Then again ... Would I actually play with it?
Without feeling odd?
Not too long ago did I discover these Calico Critters.
I thought they were absolutely adorable and I loved how much
variety in species they had when it came to the family sets. ;__;
They had cow families, cats, dogs, monkeys, rabbits, bears, porcupines ...
So much variety, and the play houses for these animals are amazing.
They're very detailed yet really pricey. :\
Calico Critters is the U.S. name for Sylvanian Families.
Sylvanian Families originated from Japan and then became a big hit
in other countries. I can tell (from ebay listings, and from searching
up online shops) that Sylvanian Families seem to be popular in the UK. o:
Once I opened up the packaging for the Calico Critters play house immediately
I set up all the furniture to where it needs to be and put all the little animals
to their places. Mom's cooking up a storm in the kitchen, Dad's just sitting
there and the kids are up stairs playing with their toys. (As you can see I
added some stuff that I could find around my from, including the Re-ment food :D)
Once I had set everything up I cleared out an area where there was a tea
set displayed and now its replaced with this playhouse. Tommy was pretty
happy with the fact that I was 100% content with the playhouse.
Everything's just so cute. T___T (To me at least)
I feel nostalgic whenever I look over at the play house. There is temptation
to just sit in front it and play with the animal dolls yet ... I've already
tried that and thoughts about things that I should be doing rather
than playing fill up my mind.
So of course it ends up feeling unnecessary to play.
It won't stop me from admiring the darn thing.
At times I glance over at the house and creep up a smile.
While growing up can you remember which
type of toy was your favorite? Plush dolls? Baby dolls?
Barbies? Pretend Play like fake food or a fake doctor equipment?
While growing up I was really HUGE on Barbie dolls.
Can't say that I still am, I don't find them appealing anymore
and I remember how I felt so relieved when it came to getting rid
of them. (I did feel somewhat sad at the time when giving them away. D: )