I have a three-year-old great-granddaughter who visits us sometimes. Long ago I got rid of all my kiddie toys except for one plastic rocking horse I bought for my oldest grandson at a garage sale twenty-six years ago. I do have several kid-type books, which my great-granddaughter really seems to enjoy. Still, I felt as though I ought to have something a child can actually play with when she's here. Something that might spark her little imagination.
Our nephew recently came to visit with his little girl in tow. Once again I was reminded that we need some toys around here, something to keep kids from getting bored.
I remembered the farm set I had when I was a kid. I loved it SO much. And I started watching for an affordable toy farm set.
Who knew that little toy farms would command such a high price? Forty bucks is more than I am willing to pay for something that might get played with once every couple of months, if that. Ah, but today we were in Orschelns and I saw a toy Bonanza Ponderosa ranch marked down to $15.
Kids don't know Ponderosa from a farm.
We'll see. If all else fails, I guess Cliff and I WILL play with it. I'll be little Joe and he can be Hoss. Oh, and I get the cow, the calf, and the dog.