Kids have better toys than when I was growing up

I’m so jealous of kids nowadays. They have the internet, MP3s, YouTube and apparently more money than I did when I was growing up. Walking down the toy aisle at Target always fuels my envy. With Paul and I being trapped in the bodies of adults, we always spend lot of time looking at toys and collecting them. If you’ve ever visited our place, you’ll know what I mean.

The latest target of my jealous are all the baking toys available. Instead of just having the Easy Bake Oven, there are pastry decorating toys for actual edible desserts! As someone who never owned an Easy Bake Oven, I feel envy for my next door neighbor all over again.

Admittedly, the cool thing about the packaging for some of these toys is that Duff from Ace of Cakes/Charm City Cakes is prominently displayed on the box. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to find a kid, tell ’em how I used to record TV shows on my portable cassette recorder because we didn’t have a VCR or YouTube when I was growing up. That will make them cry.

With laughter.


Close up of Mother's
I love Mother’s Cookies. There were an integral part of my childhood. When I thought they were going out of business, I was heart broken but they’re back!

With their return, I’m giving away a bag of Circus Animals and Taffy cookies courtesy of the poople who make Mother’s. Leave a comment by November 30 and one lucky person will have free cookies delivered to their doorstop. And what’s better than free cookies?

14 thoughts on “Kids have better toys than when I was growing up

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  1. The "We didn't even have DVRs when growing up" argument is going to replace the "We had to walk to school in the snow, uphill both ways!" rant we used to make fun of.

  2. Leanne–That is so true! I can't wait for the crystals like they have in Superman to replace DVDs.Rich–There is a silver lining in being an adult!

  3. When my oldest saw that new cake decorating toy on tv and the girls eating the stuff they decorated, he turns to me and says "mom, they look like they are eating play dough."I used to tape soap opera dialogue on my cassette player. ha ha!

  4. "the poople who make Mother's"Teehee…:)I stumbled upon your site months ago and am finally commenting after catching up through your archives. Good stuff.

  5. My Grandmother used to send us Mother's frosted animal crackers. We loved them. When I was 3 I stole a full bag off the countertop and hid in the coat closet to eat the entire bag.

  6. I totally would have wanted that when I was a kid. I didn't have an easy bake oven, either. I did make a lot of mud pies, though.

  7. i sure miss Mother's Cookies!!! I was sad to know they were going out of business, hopefully these new folks didn't change the formula! Love your blog, please pick me!! 😀

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