Toys That Stand The Test of Time

October 19, 2010 by Rieshy

Or: What Goes Around Comes Around

About 14 years ago I found a Brio Mech table complete with 4 building sets for ridiculously low price at a consignment sale.  I think I may have growled at other women to keep them at bay until I had successfully taken possession of the set. 

My oldest 3 played with the set for a few years. When it started gathering dust from lack of use I gave it away to a younger family.  Then I forgot about it.

A week ago my I had lunch with the friend I had given the table to.  Her kids had outgrown the Brio and it had been stored for several years in her garage, forgotten until she decided to do a fall purge.  

She gave the table and sets back.  Christmas in October!  My little boys are in love with it. 

It got me to thinking about the toys that have stood the test of time at our home.  It's a pretty short list, and doesn't include anything with batteries:

Wooden train set
Lincoln Logs
wooden blocks
Art supplies
Action figures- from unmatched sets
Dress up clothes

That's it.  Everything else has pretty much been Good Will fodder.  

Now, If only I could figure out how to store everything in other people's garages....


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Melanie said...

Indeed! That would be a great trick : )

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