June 20, 2012

Nostalgia

Being married to a nostalgic man definitely has its perks.  We have awesome family pictures from the 80’s, we have a big box of fun childhood memorabilia, AND we are the proud owners of an insanely awesome 1980's Ninja Turtle Trunk (Thanks James!) 

Fortunately, when my husband is with his brother, the nostalgia in the atmosphere doubles and hours of classic movies, endless quotes from Sandlot, and hilarious parodies of “Reading Rainbow” commence. So last year, when the two spent 39 hours traveling in a hot van together, I wasn’t surprised when the postman arrived at my door with a large box. I immediately texted Sean and told him about the mysterious package from North Dakota.  He wrote back, “Hmm… not expecting anything.”  Then approximately 2 seconds after that, I got another text that read, “Donatello?!!?”  I carefully cut open the packaging, and sure enough, there he was staring back at me. 



Apparently, somewhere between Amarillo and Corpus Christie, they decided to bid on this, and since nobody else wanted it as badly as them, it now lives in our home.  When he got home, he ooohed and awwed over the toy, while I did the Egyptian walk and sang the ninja turtle theme song in the kitchen. It’s the little things that make a marriage work, right?

After seeing how happy he was and wanting some of that kid-like-joy for myself, I began toying with the idea of purchasing some pogs, a few My Little Ponies (preferably the ones with a lavender/white mane), and a trampoline.  While I quickly talked myself out of the first two, I’m kind of stuck on the trampoline.  I mean wouldn’t it be fun to bounce your cares away?  Have your morning coffee and then bounce for ten minutes and get your head in the game? On second thought, that sounds like a pretty disastrous laxative.  Maybe I'll get an inflatable 3 foot pool instead and just float all summer long... decisions, decisions. 



What childhood toy would you get if given the chance??

14 comments:

Danielle said...

omg please get a trampoline. I will fly up right now and bounce on it with you (with frozen vodka lemonades of course) all weekend long. LOVE trampolines and I was never allowed to have one bc they were "dangerous". Hmph.

Also, I would def have my little ponies, polly pocket, pogs, and barbies galore. With cute outfits.

Shelley said...

uncle matt fraggle rock doll!

Aunt Sue said...

I lost the bladder control for a trampoline long ago. But, hey, this reminds me...did you get a package from me recently?

A few years ago we went to Steve's high school reunion and someone there had a family member who needed a bone marrow transplant and had an area set up where folks could register/get swabbed right there at the reunion. It was easy, and such a great idea. There was also a mom in the news recently trying to get people compensated for donating marrow, just like sperm or eggs or blood donations: http://www.today.com/id/26184891/vp/47810769#47810769

Princess Kate said...

We bought a huge trampoline for Christmas last year for the kids and me and Willy are on it way more than the kids. It's a blast. Highly recommend it.

Jordan Jaked said...

I love his nostalgia!! You are lucky to have a man who isn't afraid of embracing his Peter-Pan-never-gonna-grow-up-always-a-kid side.

If I could get a toy from my childhood, I'd have another Easy Bake Oven. I thought baking was the bomb when I could just empty the contents of a package into a little dish, add some water, and have a cake.

Oh, those were the days.

Allyson Butler said...

I would definitely go with the pool idea. We have a kiddie pool for my niece, but I may fill it up and just lay in it!

Sara said...

We will play crack the egg every DAY if you get a trampoline. SO fun! DO IT ;)

And if not now, we must have one at the compound!

Sara said...

We will play crack the egg every DAY if you get a trampoline. SO fun! DO IT ;)

And if not now, we must have one at the compound!

Melissa said...

POGS! I still have mine. and my slammer. I would really like a fashion plate again. I had so much fun with that as a kid.

Lauren @ Pink on the Cheek said...

i want my pound puppies back!!!

Andi-Roo said...

I still have my Pound Puppy, named Tonka because that's what the tag said (hey I was like 8, okay?). But now I want every toy EVER that has some kind of strawberry theme, because that's what I have going on in my kitchen. My sis bought me a Barbie with a strawberry theme that sits on my hutch. And of course I have some Strawberry Shortcake dolls mixed in there. But I know there are a couple MLP with a strawberry theme & I MUST have them. Also, my sis had a Lite Brite when we were kids, & I never got to play with it & she lost all the little lite pegs. So unfair. I want one now. And how come SHE got Rainbow Brite while all I got was one of her side kicks, Indigo (who was, if I'm honest, way prettier than Rainbow). So I want a Rainbow Brite now too. You know, since you're asking... lolz

Libby A. said...

def a trampoline AND Polly Pockets! :)

Kate said...

Loved those turtle!

Kate said...

*turtles