Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Time to Ponder yet again.  You know the drill... I post a prompt that has multiple meanings and we get see what you write! Add you post to the linky and wait for the magic!!

(If you want to send me words that you would like us all to ponder - please feel free to do so!)

Today's word is TOY  (you can always grab the prompt early by visiting the Pondering Page

When I was coming up with the words for this month I was also shopping for a present for my grandson's second birthday. I went to Toys R Us and I have to say I was at a loss!  What happened to the old fashioned trucks and cars and trains they used to sell?  I ended up getting him Bruin Push N Go Vehicles - Dump Truck -  Babies R Us - Toys"R"Us
a truck for him to "Push" and Play... but it really wasn't what I was looking for.

And then of course there are all the dog toys I end up buying over and over again that for some reason my grandchildren enjoy more than the dog!

But Toy can also be used as a verb - I will toy with your emotions.  To me that just means mess around, which I guess makes sense seeing as how toys are used for play!

What are your thoughts?

Happy Pondering


  1. Thank you for the good topic to discuss, Brenda.
    I haven't been to a toy shop for a long time, so I didn't know that toys they sell are so different now.

    1. I hadn't been in a while either... it was quite shocking!

  2. Toys R us can be very overwhelming and my grandchildren have so many toys I don't know where to begin.

  3. Toys R Us is a scary, scary place some times. I am alternately amazed, excited and disgusted during a shopping trip there. So.Much.Selection. It's just crazy. Also, I have renamed it "your money is ours."
    This one was a fun one to do. which seems appropriate. :)

    1. I like that name for it! it is appropriate

  4. I think toys bring back special memories for most of us, Brenda, and when I saw the prompt for this week a very special toy immediately came to mind. I almost thought about writing a post on cat toys, since we all know that cats will choose the box over what was in it every time, and a plastic milk ring over the five-dollar fur mouse we bought! :-)

    I totally agree with you that toys have changed a great deal, even since our own children were small. I miss the basic toys that required invention and imagination and everything wasn't already done for you. They were a lot sturdier back then too, designed for lots of play, being toted around, and stashed in a toychest or closet at night. I still have a few of those tucked away to pass on to my own children some day.

    This was a fun prompt to write for, and I'm delighted to see more folks joining up with you this week! :-)


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