Aloha Friday #10

Aloha and TGIF everyone!

Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.

 Aloha Friday by Kailani at An Island Life

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My question this week is inspired by memories from my childhood.

Was there a toy that you always wanted as a child that you never received for one reason or another? If so what was it and did you purchase it for your children?

Growing up the kids in our neighborhood were always outside in the summer. We were a very close group of kids. We would play on swing sets, ride bikes, sit outside and sing, walk to the park, write newspapers for our block, and do anything we could to be together and enjoy the freedom of the summer.

Even with all of this I recall always wishing that I had a toy outside. For some strange reason I always wished that my parents had bought my brother and me the Little Tykes Cozy Coupe. I thought it would be so fun for imagine play. As an adult babysitting for children I secretly hoped that some day I would be able to get one for my children.

We never did buy a Cozy Coupe when NHL was younger. I think we always wanted activities that would keep him on his feet to work on his low muscle tone. Still he loved them when he had the chance to use them here and there.

Fast forward to Saturday. My parents came home from buying some bagels to take to the lake. There was a big garage sale set up across the street from their house. They went over and saw some toys. They are always looking for things to keep at their house for the grand kids. They bought a few items including . . . you guessed it a Cozy Coupe for a few dollars.

NHL was thrilled, but JSL was in his glory. He was able to play with it and be outside on his own. Here he is playing on it Thursday afternoon. 

Love thy car 

Time to get back in 

A serious driver

Checking the grass

 Mama is definitely living her childhood dream watching her little guy enjoy!


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  • Kim says:

    I love his expression in the first photo! He’s having so much fun! How neat that you were able to find one for him.

  • Heidi says:

    GLOW WORM! I loved this. I never put it down for years. I was telling my mom how much I missed mine and wanted her to give that to me for my baby shower. She gave it to me and said why wait til you have kids, have one now!

  • Nancy says:

    Too cute! We got a Cozy Coupe when Alex was a toddler but he didn’t use it much. It’s in the back of the pool shed right now so Zach has never even seen it, but I bet he’d love it. I need to get it out for him.

    I always wanted the Barbie Dream House! My neighbors had it so I had to settle for playing with theirs. And no, it’s not something I’m considering buying for the boys. :)

  • Jenni says:

    It isn’t something I wanted when I was little because they weren’t around, but I’d really like an American Girl doll now! And I only have boys so I won’t be able to get one for them.

  • Jen E says:

    Nothing comes to mind at the moment but to be fair, I barely remember most of my childhood. The one thing I didn’t have was a consistent “home” – we moved a lot growing up, and that’s one thing I hope to give my kids. At least a consistent state, you know? Who knows how that will pan out…

  • sagemom says:

    I always wanted a Strawberry Shortcake Doll! Since in recent years all the 80s toys have been making a comeback, DH actually bought one for me as a stocking stuffer a couple of years ago!

  • Dee says:

    for years when I was young I asked for a easy bake oven and never got one.

    I never bought one for my kids, none of them ever asked.

  • Spice says:

    Our kids had the cozy coupe too and spent hours riding in it. :) I had always wanted the Grease record and wasn’t allowed to have it because it had “bad words” on it. It’s funny because now with my kids getting older I’m the same way with them when it comes to music and certain pop artists.

  • birdie says:

    awww…that’s too cute!

  • Shawna says:

    oooohhhhh . . .I saw a cozy coupe (although I admit I had no idea what it was called) in someone’s front yard this morning and thought “that looks like fun!”

    I always wanted a real Cabbage Patch Kid. My parent didn’t have the money for one, so my Mom had a friend of hers sew me a close replica named Betty Butterball. But it just wasn’t the same.

    When my niece turned one, we bought her a CPK and I spent more time playing with it that day (you know, showing her what to do with it since she was so young)than she has in the past 5 years. Mmmm . . .that baby powder smell . . .

  • Anne says:

    i don’t think there were any lol one I missed as a child was the light bright thing, i got that for my kids

  • Jenn says:

    I can’t think of anything!

  • Cathi says:

    I was a spoiled baby of the family only one left at home child, I never wanted for anything except someone to play my board games with.
    I made sure my childen had siblings and that they played lots of games.

  • I can’t think of anything that I REALLY wanted that I didn’t have. I guess I was spoiled. One thing I can vaguely remember wanting somewhat though was a Baby Alive. A friend down the street had one and I used to love “feeding” it, etc. They’re back in stores now — I should get myself one! ;)

    This was a great question!

  • So cute! I always wanted a barbie jeep. I always thought it would be so cool driving around in my own little car. I remember not getting one being a huge disappointment for years as a child.

  • I always wanted an easy bake oven, but they always said NO! LOL I had all boys so never did buy one.

  • kailani says:

    I always wanted those battery operated cars that you could ride in. I still haven’t gotten one for my kids but if they asked for it, I would. :-)

  • Cute photos! He looks so happy with his Little Tykes Cozy Coupe.

    When I was in grade school, I’ve always wanted a Cabbage Patch Doll. I don’t have a daughter so I’ve never bought one. Honestly, I still long for one. :)