Just as I accumulate books, I also accumulate toys. But not just any toys, they have to be mechanical, with a wind up key. How did I start this collection you may ask? It all started when we were in college. We were invited to a friend’s house for their child’s birthday. I think she was going to be six. So we went off in search for a present, knowing nothing about children, except from our own dim memories. The thing that I found most exciting was a wind-up frog. It had a lovely motion, was small and waterproof and could be used in the bathtub. Well, how cool is that? So after I bought one as a present, I had to get one as a present to myself, and another and another. These toys are inexpensive and they keep making new ones, so it is a great hobby to collect them.
It was too hard to decide which color to pick of these cheery dinosaurs, so I got them all!
These holiday hoppers were on sale after Easter so of course I needed to add them to the collection.
This one was a late (I mean we are talking months late) birthday present from a friend. A wind up and bubble gum, what a great combination.
This side walker looks like it could have been made for Easter as well, but perhaps not.
I’m not sure if this side walker is a dog or a polar bear, but I like it.
A hopping strawberry was definitely something I needed to have. And unlike books or clothes, when I get a new one in I don’t have to send an old one out. They are all mine forever.