I’m writing a Whoorlito Update! Remember those? I was thinking this morning about how it had been a couple of months since the last one.
And then I checked my archives. This was the last one I wrote.
8 months ago.
More than half of his life has blown past since that update.
We have a lot to catch up on, yes?
In the meantime, remind me of more toys from the days of yore.
LVGurlOctober 28, 2007 at 3:23 pm
This entry looked lonely. Thought I’d leave my comment here :)
I LOVE the 70’s and 80’s toys we had as kids (well, us old fogies born before 1980). Here are a few that I recall, that weren’t mentioned in the comments on your other post…
– Bathtime wasn’t complete without Sea Wees: http://members.tripod.com/~seawee/seawees.html
– Weebles!! http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/af222/WEEBLES/list.htm
– Speak & Spell: http://www.99er.net/spkspell.html
– I also loved this toy shaped like a tree, with a little family that lived inside. I think Fisher Price made it, but all my google searches have been fruitless.
Spandrel StudiosOctober 28, 2007 at 5:57 pm
One of my favorites was my Dancerina doll, which did pirouettes if you pulled her crown top.
And in the spirit of four-year-olds everywhere playing with the packing material, I used the long, rectangular box as a lectern — so I could pretend I was making speeches.
(My poor, poor parents.)
You can see both the doll and the dais — I mean, box — here:
AshlieOctober 28, 2007 at 6:20 pm
Oh my gosh! Your baby is sooo cute! I can’t wait to see more pictures and read your update…..
luluOctober 28, 2007 at 6:24 pm
Is that you in the picture in front of the easy bake oven? :) Your hair was shiny even then!
Can’t wait to read about Whoorlito’s progress
SaraOctober 28, 2007 at 6:44 pm
LVGirl — was it The Woodsies? They lived in a log too, I think. One of my favorite toys!
I loved this toy called “Rolling Bowling” and wish I could find it; it was made by Tony, if anyone has any leads.
My daughter now plays with my vintage Strawberry Shortcake dolls. When she gets them out, the smells take me back (and not always in good ways).
KarenOctober 28, 2007 at 6:45 pm
I used to love EAsy BAke and Lite bright.
CatherineOctober 28, 2007 at 7:34 pm
I had the She-Ra castle and the black panther thing she rode on. IT WAS AWESOME. I also loved Pound Puppies/Purries because I would take their clothes off and put them on my cats. Hehe.
andreaOctober 28, 2007 at 9:08 pm
I can’t wait for the Wito update. I just spent a bunch of time filling in blanks in the baby book, god I was so good for the first 6 months.
AllisonOctober 29, 2007 at 7:53 am
I never had a kitchen, or a Barbie Dream House. But my friend Nicole did. That bitch. Just kidding. I still love her to this day.
I also LOVED ShrinkyDinks! What happened to those things? I wish they were still as popular as they used to be. Perhaps I will bring them back… Because I have the power to do that kind of thing. I know. I’m just that wonderful.
In other news… I got my hair cut again and it is even more like the HairThursday winner than ever and I LOVE it! Thanks, Whoorl!
ErinOctober 29, 2007 at 10:37 am
I am a brand new reader (just read through the Hair Thursdays, love it) and I just have to say how adorable that baby is. I also just have to say that my daughter at 19 months today weighs 24 lbs! That is one good sized (and beautiful) baby you’ve got there!