Have you ever played with a toy that you loved as a child with your own child?
We talk about doing that exact thing on this blog a lot. Things we enjoyed as a kid and sharing that with our own children. And today, I did that with the Peach thanks to a Fisher Price Play Family House that I finally picked up off of Ebay for a song.
I remember playing with this cozy little blue house for hours as a kid. And I remembered when the daughter of a friend of my mother’s defaced the daffodil yellow plastic roof with a blue crayon. Boy, I was SO PISSED, but it didn’t stop me from playing with it all. Day. Long.
It was with equal delight that I unwrapped the house with the Peach Sunday morning. Oh, the delight in her eyes and her busy busy hands just touching every single piece and arranging it and arranging it and arranging it.
Boy, there is so much you forget until you see it again–like that doorbell! I was just as excited as the Peach when she discovered it! This Ebay lot came with a slew of great furniture and Little People. I love the stairs with the Harry Potter closet underneath.
And that little smiling blonde friend got her sassy polka dotted dress courtesy of some Wite Out. What clever little kiddo came up with that?
And in the middle of all of the different pieces of furniture. I found this gem. Because every house needs a sewing machine. I like your thinking, Fisher Price… My house didn’t come with it. Probably because my mother wasn’t a seamstress and couldn’t imagine owning one.
And check out the full wardrobe filled with pretty dresses. But what’s with the kettle boiling over the open fire in the kitchen below? Wow–that’s pretty new-colonial!
Once the Peach manhandled all of the pieces with complete delight, she decided these Little People needed a party–a tea party. It was quite a popular event as every seat in the house was filled–including the toilet!
As much fun as I was having with the toy, it was of course nothing compared to the glee and delight the Peach was having with the house. This is one of those moments that being a Mom is more fun and rewarding than anything else I’ve ever done. As I told my Mom about how much fun the Peach and I had Sunday playing with the Fisher Price Family House, she laughed and said, “Well, that’s why you have a child!”
What toy are you (or were) excited about introducing to your child?