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April 19th, 2009, 06:01 AM
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Have you ever bought your child a toy because you wanted to play with it? Or do you think you might? What toy(s) from yesteryear would you love to find for your LO?

As for me, guilty as charged, I just bought him some of the old SNES titles for gameboy so i can play them. Dh has bought him the big action men (like GI JOE) and spent ages playing with them. And Dh doesnt like them called dolls they are action figures LOL.

Most wanted old toys - the old springs horses that really bounced and a fisher price corn popper.
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April 19th, 2009, 09:25 AM
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not yet, but I look forward to board games like battleship.

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April 19th, 2009, 09:34 AM
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Guilty! We got Marisa a cupcake maker and Haylee an Easy Bake Oven cause I wanted to play with them
DH has gotten Hayden tons of things cause he thought they were cool.

An old school toy I wish I could have again....the Cricket Doll or My Buddy and Kid Sister
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April 19th, 2009, 09:39 AM
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I haven't yet, but I'll probably stockpile board games for the girls just so I can play with them. I loved the Light Brights too, so maybe I'll get one for Abby when she's older.
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April 19th, 2009, 10:11 PM
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LOL Yes!!! And she is only 16 months old! I bought her a cabbage patch doll for Christmas that has red hair just because mine had blond hair and I wanted a red haired one! Also I insist that she has a doll house eventually just so I can play with that(with her of course!).

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April 19th, 2009, 10:47 PM
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Not yet - but I do agree I was trying to find one of those bouncing horses because I LOVED my cousins & I know he would love one.

I am sure I will though. I see no harm in it as long as I don't place expectations that he will love it as much as I did... and as long as I get him something else if he doesn't like it.
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April 19th, 2009, 10:53 PM
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Heck yeah I buy toys for Jonah because I want to play with them. LOL I play with all of his toys, and sometimes during nap I am sad that I can't play with them because he's sleeping!!! Parents need to have fun with playtime too! In my opinion, if the parent is having a blast, then the child is more likely to get into it

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April 20th, 2009, 11:05 AM
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I want to buy Lily an Easy Bake Oven because I love them! And a Lite Brite!

I play with most of her toys, they're fun!

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April 20th, 2009, 11:16 AM
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I had Avery get a kitchen her second Christmas...she couldn't even reach the sink I love getting all the accessories for it....Now she loves it too, but it was MONTHS before she was even interested.
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April 21st, 2009, 11:05 PM
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Oooh I can't wait for board games!
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April 21st, 2009, 11:15 PM
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Quitly as charged......

I SOOOO want those easy bake ovens, cupcake maker, ice cream maker stuff !
but i will have to wait till tanja is old enough
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April 28th, 2009, 05:48 AM
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I think Jess really hit the nail on the head here, when the parent is really having fun playing with the child, the child has a great time too. The action men were a great bonding experience for DH and Billy as Daddy was having so much fun playing with him, of course he had a great time whatever the toys were.
Of course you have to accept differences in temperment and taste too. I couldnt wait for Billy to be old enough to take horseback riding. He has absolutely no interest, so I wouldnt push it. We cen introduce them to the things we enjoyed, and maybe they will too, but we can not force them to help us relive our childhoods -- lucky for me I never left mine
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April 28th, 2009, 06:15 AM
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DH and I both have done that! We both have even more fun with it that way when we play with Caiden, and I think Caiden picks up on us being excited about it too.

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April 28th, 2009, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by ~Nik*Re~ View Post
An old school toy I wish I could have again....the Cricket Doll
My mum has kept my Cricket Doll! She's still got the box and all the clothes I had for her too. I remember once telling my mum that me and Cricket were going to run away together. Then we went and hid in her bedroom
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April 28th, 2009, 04:37 PM
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Ask my husband why our one year old has 40 brand new Hot Wheels and 2 stunt tracks. Or why I have a retired American Girl doll in the closet for our "daughter". LOL.

ETA: I have a Cricket in my mom's attic and a Corky! I wonder if they still work. They are a little creepy though.

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April 28th, 2009, 08:36 PM
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My parents bought Jack a Teddy Ruxpin for Christmas and I was SO excited!!! I saw that they had come out with him again (just like the original!) and I was going to buy it for him but they got it first!

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