Tantrum Thursday

Today’s tantrum is about TOYS!
Yes, toys – broken TOYS.  


When I was little I didn’t have many toys, but that was OK.  Most of my time was spent outside with the animals and tree forts (yes,I was a tomboy).  But the few toys I did have were WELL MADE and several were hand-me-downs.
Now in my Monster’s time there is a BIG difference.  Most of the time his toys are package better than the toy is made!  There have been so many toys that barely make it a day or two without SOMETHING breaking.  If some of these toys make it a month we are really lucky.  
I have invested in ‘super glue’, just to keep Monster’s toys in good repair.  I have glued tires back on, wings of plains and even action figures back together.  Now, please do not get me wrong, there are some toys that are REALLY well made and some that Monster plays with that are handed down from my childhood to Monster.  
What are your experiences?  Do your kids break everything?  I know that more expensive toys don’t actually mean better quality, but is there one brand you prefer over another? 
Today’s new listing – this one is unique.
Check out this wonderful collection I was included in!
Today’s  featured artist is jj-studio.  This wonderful studio hand carved birds.  The details on these birds is just amazing! Please check out their studio and let them know where you found out about them!  
No hops for today, I have to work on a new project…. I’ll let you know how it turns out! 
Today you can look in the mirror and say ‘hello’ to yourself….. you are wonderful!! ~KM
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3 Responses

  1. Arty

    Beautiful items!

    I have two monsters of my own that have had inexpensive and expensive toys. The inexpensive ones, I don’t really mind if they break the same day –it’s to be expected really. But sth that cost much more, it bothers me if they don’t take proper care of it.

  2. Michelle

    I have 3 kids and I only stick to Fisher Price, Little Tikes, Step 2 and Hot Wheels. These toys can stand the test of time! We also make the rounds thrifting, where I look at toys that have held up well in the shop and always check out the brands!

    The 1 toys that consistently disappoint are the ones manufactured for the Disney Store, nowhere near the quality of the ones you actually get in the parks!

  3. Grandma Bonnie

    I have found Melissa & Doug and Haba toys stand up to the test of time. Fisher Price and Step Two are right up at the top of my list also for my grand kids.
    Thanks for following I am following back.