Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thursday's Things in a Row

Last weekend we visited my daughter and her family. She wanted us to help them get some painting done. Translate: Jim painted and I got to play with my granddaughter Lily. Lily's latest toy-of-the-month are "little people" and all the accessories.

No, my granddaughter is not into midgets.

But the Fisher-Price Little People.

Aah. (Shaking your heads like you know exactly what I am talking about!)

When it was Lily's nap time, it gave Grandma some time to play on her own.

And arrange things in rows.

Like three blue elephants (not to be confused with Three Blind Mice).

and three yellow lions.

Three horses

three cows,

and three chicks.

I don't know why Lily has three of everything, unless she knows something Noah didn't.

Here is a parade of little people.

Let's take a closer look at these little people, shall we?

First off, there's ALWAYS one in every crowd that has to go against authority. (Like the kid who sticks up his middle finger in a class photo.) I told all these little people to face forward. Can you see the idiot who is facing backwards? Yeah. Like I said. One in every crowd.

I was happy to see that Lily is an equal opportunity 2 1/2 year old. You see that her little people are well-diversified. All the white arrows point to her well-mixed crowd: young, old, black, Asian, and even a redneck or two. And the yellow arrows? Those two are bullies! Just look at those expressions! My son-in-law was highly insulted. He said, "Why do they always have to make the red-headed kid a bully?" (He has dark red hair.)

So, what say you? You want to jump on this crazy train?

Stay tuned. Tomorrow I have a story about the Fisher Price farmer in the dell. Takes on a whole new meaning when we say, "The Farmer takes a Wife."


SquirrelQueen said...

Well that looks like a lot more fun than painting to me. That's quite a collection of little people and creatures, bet you and Lily had barrels of fun.

I really like the three cows and a paw(?).

Anonymous said...

The Noah's Ark part cracked me up. Great post!


Anonymous said...

Accidentally made the link to my blog home page, instead of the post. Anyway I can edit that?

Valerie said...

Nice one, Pat. Grandma's play time paid off. Displaying lots of toys in a row was probably the reason you agreed to Jim doing the painting!

Gail said...

The Redneck was probably the one that got them to cooperate with do know toys come to life when children are sleeping?

I can hear them, Go ahead, Bubba, just let her line us up then she'll leave us alone. We can tie her down after she goes to sleep.

Brian Miller said...

haha nice...spent many an hour playing little people...myself and with my boys...diversity is a great thing as well...smiles.

Country Gal said...

Great post and I did know what little people were lol one of my youngest neices plays with them lol ! Gail your a hoot ! Good one Pat Jim does work whilst you get to play with Lily ! Have a wonderful day !

Tanya said...

Ha, that's cute! Even a rodeo clown! I noticed that my pic for the day is actually in rows so I'll play :)

labbie1 said...

LOL This was fun! :)

On my computer, the yellow arrows don't look too much like bullies OR redheads. ;-D Could just be me...LOL

kisatrtle said...

Those are old school little people and they take me back

Eva Gallant said...

Looks like grandma had lots of fun!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

that was so cute! love little people and weebles.

Linnea said...

That's cute! I used to play with little rubber animals from Germany when I was a kid. They provided hours of entertainment for me and my friend. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy the day.

Karen said...

Seeing the Fisher-Price people brings back a lot of memories - mostly of me stepping on them in the middle of the night. But this was 30 years ago, when there was only one cow, one horse, two chickens, and our choices for diversity was Mom, Dad, boy, girl, and a farmer. But fun, still. :) Thanks, I enjoyed it!

Rita said...

Those are some pretty mean looking little people! My son had them when he was little and there were no meanies back then. Why do they need mean little people? How strange.

Lynda said...

My girls only had a few Fisher Price Little People - - years ago. I am glad to know there are so many more of them - - - and animals, too! What fun!!!

the island guy said...

That was so cute haha :)