Oct 28 2012

Heirloom Toys

Published by at 10:20 pm under 10: Ready Set Play!

Alf and I had a funny conversation recently; I guess you could call it our brand of romance:

Me: Hey I’ve been thinking about the toys that we should keep around for the grandkids.
Alf: (grinning) Does this mean we’re staying together forever!?
Me: You do know that we don’t need to be together to have grandkids?

Anyway, back to the toys. It’s such a dilemma! I generally have few or no feelings for anything plastic, but even among our plastic toys, there are some nice-looking ones that I’d like to store away for the distant future. And I’ve given away so many plushies in the past that I think we can afford to be sentimental and save a few going forward.

What’ll kill me is having to whittle down our wooden/vintage/handmade collection—how can I ever decide?

Do you already know which of your kids’ toys you’ll be saving?

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Heirloom Toys”

  1. Susanon 29 Oct 2012 at 2:33 am

    Mine will be Sophie’s first toy that I ever got for her. It’s a cotton bunny called parsnip which she used to adore as a baby. We took many baby photos of her with it so it does hold sentimental value.

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  2. Rachel aka haifangon 29 Oct 2012 at 12:44 pm

    thanks for this great idea … my husband loves throwing things and I am the opposite..this give me good reason to hoard those toys :)

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  3. Homeschool@sgon 29 Oct 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I’ve long decided to keep the thomas tracks & trains for my grandkids! The quality is good to last a long time & the play is unlimited (one can build a whole city with the tracks!). Thats as far as I’ve plan. Funny how we mothers think hur? I thought I was the only who plan to keep toys for the grand kids!

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  4. Littlebluebottleon 29 Oct 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I hope our wooden coloured Noah’s ark doesn’t get too defaced so we can save it!

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  5. Adoraon 29 Oct 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Mine’s gonna be a book actually. A copy of Aesop’s Fables that was given to me when I was 8 (on the first page there’s my 8 year-old handwriting as well!) – Poppy and I love reading it, I’m sure I will with Calla too, and I hope to be able to do that with my grandkids as well :)

    I’m with you on plastic toys. LOVE THEM. NOT.

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  6. Juson 29 Oct 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Same re plastic! Except maybe the toy tappy & cash reg. plastic doesn’t wear as well as wood! And I love those blocks, were they a gift?

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  7. Pamela Tanon 30 Oct 2012 at 10:30 am

    All my Spiderman action figures!!! And our grand collection on boardgames!

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  8. Eon 31 Oct 2012 at 5:29 pm

    LOL! So many moms thinking about grandmother-hood already!

    Jus: Those are uh… vintage replicas; these old-looking blocks have become popular again! My sis-in-law bought them to use in her photoshoots.

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