Ezra has really started to outgrow a lot of the toys we have for him, or he's played with the same ones for two years so he's getting bored of them. Chris and I haven't really bought him a whole lot of toys, because we don't have a whole lot of extra room, for one, and also, because we believe that you don't need all the latest, greatest toys to have FUN. I want to encourage Ezra's imagination and creativity from this early age.
This doesn't mean that his room is full of rocks and bent spoons, but the toys we do buy require some... participation.
So, the last few days I've been scanning ebay for some good deals on toys. Ezra has reached this phase where he spends good chunks of time pretending. He'll grab a couple of toys and have them interacting and talking- often knocking the living daylights out of each other followed by a dramatic plunge to the ground by the losing opponent. His robot soars through the air and shoots at airplanes. The barn animals scold each other for jumping over the fences. The farmer runs from the gargantuan snake, only to be eaten a moment later. (he never had a chance.)
It is so much fun for us to see him playing this way. He's brilliant. Genius. This is all Spielberg worthy.
I thought it was high time to get Ezra a few new toys to jump-start this new talent.
Soooo, I bought a couple things.
Like this nice bunch of gently used Rescue Hero toys off of eBay:
And then I am also bidding on this giant lot of Little People toys:
And then maybe (just maybe!) I took little Ezzie bug to Toys R Us this morning and bought him this too:
I just put the garage toy together (Ezra is napping) and I can't wait to see the look on his face when he comes out into the living room and sees it all set up.
Why is it that buying toys is GARGANTUANLY, RIDICULOUSLY FUN?!?!
Also, while browsing ebay, I've stumbled upon a few blasts from the past. There are a lot of vintage toys for sale on there, and when I saw these ones in particular, I felt like a little kid again. Here are a few that I remember vividly from my childhood:
Ahhh... the memories!!
Do you remember your favorite toys from growing up?