A friend of mine gave my son a “Little People” house as a hand-me-over. It’s in great shape so I can’t really call it a hand-me-down. She got it from a friend and her daughter already had one so she gave it to us. Well, my son loves this new toy. Daily we have to “play house” together.
We’ve brought all of the Little People that live with us into this new house, but the dining room table that it comes with only has chairs for the Mommy and Daddy of the house. Poor baby has nowhere to sit. And, the guests that come over have nowhere to sit.
So, genius that I am, I decide to go on eBay to look for an extra dining room table and the high chair for the baby because “nobody puts Baby in a corner!”
Well, as I’m searching though all of these stranger’s listings, I am hit with a wave of nostalgia. Most of the entries on eBay are for vintage sets.
Old= the houses I used to play with as a kid.
I’m looking at the lime green ’70s chairs, the patio loungers and the black and white dog with freckles on his snout. I remember the people too, they didn’t have arms back then. I played with these toys. Suddenly I am transported to a small child, playing with my favorite toys.
And, here I thought that Little People was a new concept.