Thursday, November 01, 2007

thursday thrift: pop pop vacuum of death.



In honor of NaBloPoMo and the fact that I can't think of something new to write about every day without some help, I'll be introducing some new, exciting features to the blawg. I can't guarantee that these features will remain after December 1, but that's not really point. The point is survival, friends.

Without further ado, I give you Thursday Thrift, a little segment wherein I describe a favorite bargain find. I love thrift shopping, and thrift stores are overflowing with all kinds of wonderful treasures for the girl. Today's item is the poppop vacuum of death. With this toy, the child gets to spend hours pretending to vacuum. You know, for fun. Despite being decades old, the thing is ridiculously loud and only appealing to the girl when the giants are trying to have a conversation. The price of this little gem: $3.

What's the worst toy at your house? I may want to talk about a trade.

12 comments:

the mama said...

my MIL bought the girls this gawd-awful fisher price dog that would talk and sing. he had a list of phrases and songs and you never knew what was next. and this dog didn't just talk- he was LOUD. the worst part: you never knew when he was going to feel inspired to start up a conversation. tom and i would be sitting around (after the girls had gone to bed) and then you'd hear this horrid little squeaky voice saying, "hug me!" coming from the other room. creepy... seriously. that dog found it's way to a friend's house where he was abandoned.

Leslie said...

I have three words for you:

Barbie CD Player.

It 'accidentally' got thrown in the trash though, so unfortunately I can't make a trade with you. Darn.

Glory Laine said...

fo sure I do not want that around my house! Worse toy????? I hate playing Thomas the Train with Tobin. And the problem is that he LOVES it when I play with him. It's draining.

mcmom said...

Well, let me see... Right now my least favorite toy would have to be ALL the many trucks that make soooooooooooo many sounds in the house. It's funny how sometimes the batteries just go missing from them.

Team Johnston said...

As much as I love doing puzzles with the kids, they both have outgrown doing the wooden puzzles and want to do the puzzles with 100 pieces or more. I end finding puzzles pieces all mixed together. Which then I have to separate. But they love doing them.
~Danielle :)

Ona said...

I WISH Kaia had a favorite toy other than her "bear". She always wants to be in my arms. We try different toys but she's just not amused.

Alida said...

Luke got a train set (yes, another one!) for his birthday and it actually chugs(loudly) and whistles(even louder). He loves to put it together, turn it on and then go sit and watch T.V. I told Sergio today, "That train is on the fast track to certain disaster!!!"
Soon,very soon.

For Becca, don't feel too bad. My dad (his own grandfather) won't play Thomas with Luke. Luke gets so bossy, we just end up sitting there repeating the phrases he tells us to say. How truly sad.

Anonymous said...

i had a pop pop as a kid at grandma's house. which might be exactly where you should take yours...;>) baby girl still gets to play with it, but YOU don't have to hear it constantly.

love you.
scoobs

priscilla tilgner said...

I know its crazy but I can honestly say we don't have any annoying toys right now...wierd huh? We have always seemed to have annoying toys lieing around but now that I think of it it has been quite some time since I noticed one.

Hosmerita said...

You don't want my trade, and I really don't want yours. The worst toy at my house is that Pooh book!
I had one of those poppers when I was a little tyke. I think my Dad threw it away becaue it drove him nuts!

Anonymous said...

on the list of worst would definitely be, i think the same dog that "the mama" described... we got one from my MIL also... there must be a MIL aisle at the store cause no parent would buy these things....
kat

the mama said...

oh lord. what is it with MILs and noisy toys... we've specifically said, "no noisy toys" and almost everytime we see them... new noisy toy in tow. i want to know where that MIL aisle is... i'd like to burn it to the ground.

kat... i'm so, so sorry that you too had to suffer the threats of the chatty dog. that thing was creepy as heck.