November 15th, 2012

This Toy Will Last Forever

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Groovy Green Livin truck

Toys finally made their way into our home after 5 long years of trying to have a child. Creating our family didn’t come easily for us.  We were forced, as many are, to place a tremendous amount of thought into whether or not we wanted to bring children into this world. Infertility will do that to you.

So the day that toys finally made their way into our home was a happy day. A day that I’ll never take for granted. Now there’s hardly a space that isn’t cluttered with toys.  We trip on them, we fight over them and we break them.

When my oldest son was born a slew of toys and other baby gifts showed up, each one special and thoughtful in its own right.  Twelve years and two brothers later many if not most of those toys have since broken and landed in a landfill in a far off place.

Groovy Green Livin wooden truck

There’s one toy that has proven over and over its ability to withstand the test of time-a wooden truck hand crafted by my uncle. This toy has been through a lot. It’s made its way down several flights of stairs (multiple times), it’s gone off high jumps and it’s been the victim of a shoot out with several NERF guns at close range. The truck has proven that it’s top notch (it actually dumps things) and I know that it was made with a whole lotta love and it’s received a whole truckload of love in return.

In general I’m not a saver. When we’re done with a toy or clothing it’s on to the next family. However, there are a few toys that I can’t bear to part with and this truck is one of them. Most of us with children in our lives know that quality toys are hard to come by.

I have no doubt that this toy truck will be passed on to future generations who will hopefully enjoy it as much as my kids have.

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Disclosure: This post was written as part of a holiday partnership with Abe’s Market. Head on over to Abe’s Market to see which products I love. I did receive compensation for my participation. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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4 Responses to “This Toy Will Last Forever”

  1. That’s a great truck. I love well-made wooden toys – and kids usually love them too. I don’t save a lot of toys either, but some are just worth it.
    Stephanie recently posted..Top 10 Reasons to RecycleMy Profile

  2. we have a few special toys like your truck in our house and I wont be parting with them anytime soon either. It really makes you think about stuff. So much of it comes into your house when you have babies. And much of it doesn’t last very long. Love this post!
    francesca recently posted..First Harvest of Organic Winter GreensMy Profile

  3. So true Francesca-sometimes when I look around I can’t believe how much stuff we’ve accumulated. It feels great to go through it and donate what we no longer use-but many times toys don’t make it to hat point. Thanks so much for your comment.

  4. Thanks Stephanie-well made toys are hard to come by. When you do find one it’s nice to see it passed on to others!

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I hope you'll join me as I embark on a journey to live a healthy life. Along the way I might make a few pit stops to fight for issues that affect the health and safety of our families. Come along with me as I work hard to make the world a little safer for each of us. Together we'll discover that simple, small changes can lead to a healthier lifestyle and a greener planet.

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