Friday, November 9, 2012

The Arrival of the Toy Catalog {Project 365}

Remember when we were kids and the Sear Wish Book arrived in the mail? It was like the second most exciting day of the year. Second only to Christmas itself. It weighed a ton and it was full of toys, toys and more toys. Mom would give us a pen and say, "circle the things you want." Just like that. Almost like being handed a blank check. Almost. It was like a little piece of bait dangling in front of our eyes. What she really should have said was, "Circle everything you want and if you're really good, and don't fight with your sister and do all your chores and make good grades, you might get some of the things, provided they aren't too expensive and nobody loses their job before Christmas."

Like I said, it was as good as a blank check.

That Sears Wish Book has gotten smaller and smaller every year. A few years ago it was as thick as a Walmart circular in the Sunday paper. And now that I sit here to think about it. I don't think I saw one last year. Thank you Mr. Al Gore and your internet. You've changed the face of the Sears Wish Book.

But today we did get a little treat in the mail with the arrival of a toy catalog of some sorts belonging to the Toys To Grow On company, which I've never heard of before but it's shiny and colorful and the Boy was happy to grab a pen and put it to use.

So here's my photo of the day. Like I said, it's almost like the second most exciting day of the year, right behind Christmas itself. Seriously, it kept him entertained for a precious 3 minutes.

Eight days down, 357 to go.

Lisa On Location Photography

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