Monday, November 12, 2007
The Best Toy in All Creation...
As a child, I LOVED this toy. I remember playing with it at my father's parent's house. When Big Sprout was born, she played with it when we went to visit, as well. Then, when Little Sprout was born, my grandmother gave it to her (there are no more grandkids or great-grandkids to play with it). I am so excited to finally have my Happy Apple here with me. Even better is the fact that Little Sprout likes it, too. It was one of the first toys she could play with.
See? She even had the right idea from day one!
And she still loves it
I like that this is not a toy that is going to rot my child's brain. It may sound silly to worry about such things, but I do. I even like the little chime it makes when she shakes it. It is a soothing, quiet ding-ding-dong that is so refreshing after all the electronic beeping and buzzing from most of her toys. It is even better than blocks, because what do kids do with blocks? They make towers and then knock them down, causing lots and lots of noise. This wonderful little apple just chimes away quietly, very much like good quality wind chimes will.
Too bad they don't make toys like this very often anymore...