6.08.2009

the girl, the boy, and the swimming boy WHO CAN FLY

Do you talk to yourself? I do. I was the kid with imaginary friends. Not just any imaginary friends, but super talkative weirdo imaginary friends who did imaginary sign language with me. My thoughts are pretty conversational to this day. No sign language anymore, but probably mostly because I am using my hands to do other stuff. Haha! I'm kidding. Or am I?

Anyway.

I have been doing so much talking in my head lately that I don't have anything leftover to talk about here. So consider me uninspired. Or just sick of hearing myself talk.

Instead I give you a photo of one of my childhood toys. My Calico Critter bunny with the ear bracelet. Can you believe that ear bracelet has survived all of this time? It is a testament to how much I liked the bunny. I'm not the only one with my old toys still lingering around am I? Did anyone else have Calico Critter animals?

This photo is admittedly mostly for Dera, who blogged about Calico Critters today. Do you read her blog? You should. It's hilarious. My feed reader messed up the other day* and for some reason was showing me her posts from like a year ago and I kid you not, I spent like an hour of my afternoon just reading her old posts and laughing.


Okay, on second thought I cannot limit myself to posting just one photo. They all turned out so gosh darn cute.

In Clark's words, a girl, a boy, and a swimming boy.



He was very happy when I lined them up.



And insisted that "the swimming boy" could "fly around and around like a helicopter". Possibly because of the pink vest. Clark believes anyone with a cape can fly. He frequently pretends to be Darth Vader while "flying" (arms behind him tipped upside down) around our house. Also, why is this shirtless bear wearing a pink vest?


Alice thought the swimming boy was delicious. (Sidenote: Look at her fluffy hair. This is why it usually has a clip in it. I trimmed her bangs. It didn't help.)

I can't wait for her to play with these correctly, in my er..... her perfectly fixed up dollhouse that currently resides in my grandparents attic. It will be her favorite toy, I'm sure, especially after I live out my fantasy of being an interior designer and cover the dollhouse walls in vintage wallpaper and find miniature midcentury furniture and awesome light fixtures and rugs somewhere. She will LOVE IT. And if she doesn't I will make her. Haha! I'm kidding. Or am I?

*It was on my birthday, actually. I had to add this little asterik footnote just to mention my birthday one last time. I have kind of an inflated sense of wonder and importance when it comes to my birthday and I'm okay with that.

13 comments:

  1. Ha! You and Dera keep me laughing!! Love the pictures, and sadly, Calico Critters were not a part of my childhood...I feel a bit cheated.

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  2. I used to have Calico Critters, and I loved them. I was just talking to a friend about them the other day. Weird!

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  3. i had a MILLION of those calico critters when i was little! this post really brought back some memories :)

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  4. Oh my gosh so darling! I talk to myself and had an imaginary friend named Forcon (my Mom can tell you all about him, too.) and I still think inanimate objects have feelings and thoughts..

    Steph

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  5. I think I did actually have a calico critter - the bear one with the striped shirt and suspenders. But I don't think I knew they were called that.

    Thanks for bringing back old childhood memories.

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  6. I don't remember any made up friends (mostly because me and my brother were so close growing up), but I always talk to myself, sing to myself, think to myself... all of the time. Glad I'm not the only one!

    Nell

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  7. thanks for the shout-out! i'm blushing. and i swear we are such kindred spirits... i talk to myself so much, both kids have asked me who i'm talking to when i'm clearly having a conversation with no one. i better stop before they think i have a sixth sense or something.

    i think the old calico critters were called "sylvania". ??? ring any bells? i've talked to several friends about these little guys from the 80s, and almost everyone gets all gushy and sentimental and starts talking with squeaky high-pitched voices. i'm happy to report the new ones are made as well as the old ones too. gah- listen to me. i could talk about these critters for days.

    xoxo/d

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  8. thanks for the shout-out! i'm blushing. and i swear we are such kindred spirits... i talk to myself so much, both kids have asked me who i'm talking to when i'm clearly having a conversation with no one. i better stop before they think i have a sixth sense or something.

    i think the old calico critters were called "sylvania". ??? ring any bells? i've talked to several friends about these little guys from the 80s, and almost everyone gets all gushy and sentimental and starts talking with squeaky high-pitched voices. i'm happy to report the new ones are made as well as the old ones too. gah- listen to me. i could talk about these critters for days.

    xoxo/d

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  9. I never had Calico Critters, I was not in to cute little things when I was a kid...but now I kind of wish I had been.
    The picture of Alice is spectacular. Great light and shadows. I always hesitate to say much about people's pictures because I know I don't know the correct terms for the things I like...I am sure there is a better way to say the light and the shadows, but oh well. At least you know what I liked about it :) Plus the super cute perfectly chubby girl in the middle helps too.

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  10. Those Calicos are cute - but your kids are simply CHEWABLE.

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  11. The Calico Critters are so stinkin' cute, you are so lucky you saved them! I never had any but would love to get some for Cass, I priced them at Christmas and thought they were a little spendy tho. ;) (or maybe i'm cheap)SO cute.
    Stacy

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  12. Me? NO, never talk to myself. Ever. Not in hushed whispers and not in shocked shouts. NO. Not me.

    OK fine, I do.

    I love the pictures. Serious talent.

    And isn't it sad that I had no idea what calico critters were? (sigh)

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  13. We should be friends irl. I have that same thing going on for myself in regards to my own birthday. lol Didn't have Calico Critters, but I had a Chriswsy doll with the "growing" auburn hair.

    Oh and if your daughter doesn't LOVE the dollhouse, I will come over and play with it with you. lol

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