Sometimes I wonder if Disney markets to the little child that lives in every adult. The Toy Story trilogy is a perfect example. How many adults do you know (yourself included) that cried after watching Toy Story 3? And those $40-60 Toy Story figures – are they for the kids to play with, or the adults to collect?
In our house, we have a collection of “Take ‘N Play” magnetic Thomas & Friends trains, an entire tub full of them. It started because Lizzie loved them and at $3-7 each they were an affordable reward to give her for happy trips to the dentist. Then somebody opened the advetorial insert that came with one of the trains and I overheard this:
“Oh Lizzie! They make Hiro, we don’t have Hiro yet. OH! Emily! We need Emily, and Percy.”
Thanks, Fisher Price. Now we have a collection. And sometimes I wonder if it is Lizzie that needs them.
I am not immune to collecting things, either. When I was young I used to collect teddy bears, although that has quietly ended. My obsession is cloth diapers. I currently have enough to go 2-3 days between washings, but is that enough? Nope! If I see a new print, I just have to have it!
Other people I know collect packs of cards from states they visit, beer glasses just because, music boxes that play charming tunes, or decorative beer steins.
And then you have the collections you did not mean to start collecting. I’m talking about the family, friends and co-workers that “heard” you collect frogs, pigs or roosters and now you house/office is full of such items. My mother in law is a prime example. She bought a ceramic painted rooster and then her “loving” family bought her rooster towels, calendars, frames, and she was laughing so hard!
I used to collect lighters and shot glasses. I still collect candles and undies from Victoria’s Secret. I have over 60 pairs, yes I am crazy!
Noah collects toys. LOL. He also collects Thomas Wooden Trains and Trio Blocks. Everything he has is a collection in his words.
Oh when I was little I collected Porcelain Dolls too.
I use to collect those Holiday Barbies, cow stuff, sunflower stuff. Now the only thing I collect would be cookbooks.
I collect monkeys. Wooden, stuffed, glass, crystal, ceramic, you name it and I have it. Even a gold, diamond and tigers eye monkey necklace. lol I have about 200 different monkeys. Can you say 12 step program?
My collection is pretty typical however very large. I collect original celebrity memorabilia. Autographs, pictures with celebs, playbills…that type of thing!
Misfit Momma aka Missy says
I’m guilty with cloth diapers. I have at least 40 that fit her not counting prefolds, and that number was higher when she was smaller!
I also have several other collections; dolls, fairies, DVD’s, and adult toys hehe 🙂