A photo attached to a FB post by NPR today made me think of one of my all-time favorite childhood toys, the Fisher-Price Little People house. Mine was the yellow-roofed house, not the slightly creepy brown-roofed Tudor.
At the time it seemed incredibly high-tech. The doorbell rang when you flicked the plastic lever at the front door. The garage door actually opened. There was a closet door that opened in the stairway. That was as far as the technology went, but I thought it was absolutely amazing.
I can still recall the feel of the plastic people in my little hands, and remember how much fun it was to arrange their furniture and put them through a “day in the life.”
So I spent a few minutes flipping through Google images finding photos of the old set, with a giant grin on my face the whole time.
Middle Sister asked what I was smiling about, so I showed her the photos. Her comment: “Oh, how fun! It looks so sincere.”