It’s Tuesday (in case you missed Play School this morning and so don’t know what day it is. Or does that only happen to me?) and I would usually be joining in with Childhood101’s We Play series, but not today.
Today I’m not sharing a fabulous art activity or a lovely child friendly play-scape. I’m not showing you our gorgeous eco-friendly, made from natural materials, open-ended, beautiful toys.
We do have lots of lovely toys and we really do do fun activities, and I do think those things are important, but I am not a total toy snob. My kids have their fair share of ‘plastic crap’ including an ever multiplying family of Barbies and some lurid coloured horses. Plus we have a rather obscene collection of kid’s DVDs, some very ‘un-educational’ computer games and heaps of colouring books.
In a perfect world my girls would not be influenced by Disney Princesses and the strange smelling, lurid coloured, plastic creatures wouldn’t live in my house. But my world is far from perfect. While these toys are not perfect they are loved and played with and enjoyed, and that makes them Imperfectly Perfect.
Is your life wonderfully, crazily, impossibly, perfectly imperfect too?
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life in a pink fibro says
All the best lives are crazily imperfectly perfect. :-)
If I typ “boobs” in your comments are you going to get more hits? LOL Cos I can see lots of Barbie boobs there!
I haven’t seen that Barbie colouring book (and I thought we had them all!) but I recognize the fairy one under it. And is that Magic Pegasus? Got that one! Your plastic horses look much better than ours, which have been provided by thoughtful aunts who bought them at $2 store so all the hair falls out as they are of such high quality LOL
That looks so familiar, all those ponies and Barbies :D
Good to have a mix. My girls love colouring pages – I print off free pages of whomever they are currently most interested in, Batman and Barbie topping out that list right now :D
lol, nice collage, i should make a boy’s version really..
I did miss Play School today and it IS the only way I can tell what day it is! Love this post, there are things in my house I hate the idea of but the girl’s love them to bits.
Ahhh the ponies the ponies!!! We only have 37464 of them :-/
We dodged Barbie, but we have the ponies – being enjoyed by the second sister (well, when big sister LETS her play with them)
Ohhhh disney princesses I hate you. Freya is starting to notice and love them, noooooo
My eldest never really got into Barbie and then in her late teens she rediscovered the joys of Barbie…the joys of painting her with red nail polish, chopping her hair and making her look like the survivor of a B grade horror movie *snort*.
Then all her friends copied her.
So, if you’re ever wondering what happens to those Barbies that end up in op shops, wonder no more!
They get the Goth treatment ;)