favorite toy that isn't a toy

@AICIRT81 (847)
United States
February 4, 2008 11:43pm CST
My son has discovered the broom and mop and is absolutly facinated with them and loves to push them around. He throws a tempertandrum when I have to take them away. My Hubby think it is wierd that his favorite toy is our broom. As a child I remember playing with my mom's yarn and the ladels/spatula and liking it as much as my toys. What do/did you and your kids play with that really wasnt a toy but was just as much fun?
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@vehaileairu (2286)
• Philippines
5 Feb 08
LOL..^_^ i still dont have a child, but sure i can share some of my memory.. im supposed to be like that^_^ i use to play with seeds, since we got sorts of vegetable seeds for the garden.. my mom says, i use them to act like my money, i pay them with seeds..^_^ i get stuffs like my dads shoe, my moms favorite shirt, my brothers and sisters stuff.. i act like having a store, and they cannot buy it unless they pay me the seeds i want^_^ when they take away my seeds and keep it, i always find them in a day or two^_^ when my dad recalls this, he just embrace me and we laugh together.. i really miss those days.. well im 22 now, i cant play anymore..eheheheh^_^ take care now, and happy parenting^_^
@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
5 Feb 08
thanks! I used to play store and use playing cards for money. My poor parents could never find a full deck once i got my hands on them.
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
5 Feb 08
And you're never too old to play. You just need to find a kid to play with as a cover. Babysit it'll keep ya young.
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• Philippines
5 Feb 08
true! in total i have 7 nephews and 3 nieces .. sure thing i play with them a lot, im their favorite playmate..^_^ thats very cute of your child.. i know he'll grow up successful someday!
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@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
5 Feb 08
He sounds like my son. He played with the toys that I bought for him for just about five minutes and then he would look for his normal "toys" that include cell phone charger, a spoiled computer mouse, a spoiled electrical extension cord, empty mineral water bottles, old magazines and other stuffs that are not supposed to a be toys and the best thing is that he would play with those things for hours...
@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
5 Feb 08
LOL that too. He loves the cell phone! He also loves to bang on the laptop so we hide it when hes awake.
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@lisado (1230)
• United States
5 Feb 08
ROFL Isn't that the way it always works? You can spend $50 on a toy and the kids have more fun playing with the box that it came in than the actual toy itself? :D
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
5 Feb 08
very true.
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• United States
5 Feb 08
Nora playing on the computer - My almost 2 year old loves to mess with my computer.
My almost 2 year old loves everything she isn't supposed to have. The kids have a little broom and she adores that thing. The kids had broken it years ago and I thought it got tossed but my dad saved it, taped it back together and had been using it for sweeping into the dustpan. She found it one day and wouldn't put it down. Now whenever I sweep she runs for her little broom. She is so cute. She gets into a lot of other stuff. She takes the drumsticks for our Rock Band game and will pound away on the drums. She actually has pretty good rhythm for a 2 year old and she broke the controller for my Game Cube by playing with it because she wanted to be like Daddy who is always playing video games. Of course both of those are "toys" just not her toys, lol. Her favorite thing to play with is my computer. She is always messing things up on it.
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Maybe I should get him a little broom... I know what will happen is he'll use the big broom and i'll get stuck with the little one. LOL. THanks!
• United States
5 Feb 08
When I was little, I absolutely could not fall asleep without Myrtle, a pink candle shaped like a turtle.
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Aww that too cute.
@EmTeeBee (64)
• Australia
5 Feb 08
My son had a passion for vacuum cleaners. We never had any problem with him in large department stores. We always knew where we would find him - right there examining every cleaner in minute detail. Same deal at anyone's house - straight to the vacuum cupboard. He had a sixth sense about where to find them. Now he's 11 and refuses to admit their existence. It was good while it lasted!
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
5 Feb 08
thats how it goes, huh. Maybe I encourage this mop thing... lol
@slothgurl (572)
• Enumclaw, Washington
5 Feb 08
That is so cute! I remember when my son was 2 or 3 he used to be extremely attatched to my swiffer sweeper type duster/broom thingy. He would go back and forth in the kitchen cleaning, then he would unscrew all the pieces of the handle, seeing how short it could get and still work right, then put it back together and start cleaning again!This seemed to go on for hours! Of course now that he's 8 and I WANT him to help with cleaning, now thats a different story!!!
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
5 Feb 08
LOL Of course, now that he is old enought to actually clean instead of just randomly swing it around... gotta admit its too cute the way their minds work and learn.
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@katkah (235)
• United States
6 Feb 08
My 3 year old son is in love with the vaccum atachments- I can't keep them away from him to save my life...lol My 3 youngest all love the bathroom sink- it drives me crazy, but they have a blast. All 5 of my kids love boxes! It's a car, it's a plane, it's a hide-out... it never ends...lmao
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Boxes are great. Just today, my neice and my son we playing the enpty basket and having a great time.
@katkah (235)
• United States
6 Feb 08
I brought in my daughters old car seat from the garage- wooo! that's a fun toy now! It's a new escape pod or vehicle of some kind, but they drag it all over the house & push one another down the hallway in it...lol
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
7 Feb 08
sounds like fun!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
5 Feb 08
Well, my daughter is very much fascinated with the rice dispenser... not only the one in our apartment... but even the one at my mother's house... she thinks they are like a place to put her toys and other stuff... because most of missing items in the apartment could be found inside the rice dispenser... She plays around it... scan books beside it... i just don't understand her fixation with rice dispensers...
@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
5 Feb 08
we dont own a rice dispenser but he certainly does love putting stuffing and taking it back out of drawers, buckets, boxes and so on. good times!
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
5 Feb 08
My problem now is... i don't have anyplace to put our uncooked rice... to they remain in the sack beyond her reach...
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
5 Feb 08
thats how i feel about his clothes that he keeps pulling out of his dress and throwing on the floor.
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@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Pots and pans and a wooden spoon and boxes. Forget the toys, just give them boxes. Ainge
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
6 Feb 08
Exactly! thats what i;m saying!
• United States
6 Feb 08
Absolutely. Hey at least he is not complaining about helping to clean right now. Ainge
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• Canada
14 Feb 08
My daughter loves tupperware! When she gets presents, she loves the wrapping paper more than the toy. But one of her favourite things is the vaccuum cleaner. She loves all the attachments.
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
14 Feb 08
Nick loves banging our plastic bowls together. Goes to prove is the simple things in life that makes us happy.
@foxygirle (377)
• Philippines
6 Feb 08
My daughter loves playing with cardboard boxes of any size and shapes. She put her softy bed in one of those long horizontal boxes along with her toys and declared it her Princess Playground. I remember playing with boxes when I was young. I think some toys comes cheaper than the ones we buy in stores for our children, they are more imaginative and can play with cheap stuff longer than the expensive toys. It enhances their imaginative play since my child would talk as if she's playing with someone and all her dolls are her playmates.
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
7 Feb 08
I always liked boxes too as a child. Nick likes them too.
@Liasonfan (1702)
• Canada
6 Feb 08
Wow--I don't think that is weird at all. My own girls when they were young loved 'helping mom' around the house and they had all kinds of toy brooms, mops, stoves, fridges, irons, ironing boards, etc, but loved to help mom use the real ones too. My four grandkids also llike to help out sweeping or vaccuuming, dooing dishes, etc as well. Household chores can be fun for them if you let them be. And 2 of my grandkids are boys! Thanks for this thread, love it!
@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
6 Feb 08
thanks for the reply. I don't think its weird either. I think the hubby is just on a macho kick and doesn't want Nick to be too girly. He's goofy like that sometimes. LOL
• United States
5 Feb 08
Jerritt loved cooking utensils,wisks,spoons,measuring cups..etc. My nephew came over he's like 8 months and my brother thought I was a genius for giving him the dry plastic measuring cups and spoons, he was happy for hours playing with them!!When I was a little girl my mom said I was big on playing dress up if that counts, only I didn't stop with just her clothes,I would have my dad's sunday shoes on with her big garden hat and her aprons...that must have been a sight! :)
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Nick tries on other people's shoes too. Its adorable. I always loved playing the cooking utensils. i've let Nick play with them a few times but he kept wanting to throw them in the garbage. LOL. Thanks!
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I remember playing with an expanding mesh basket at my babysitters house. I think it was a vegetable basket. It fascinated me! My six-month-old grandson likes to kick the keyboard tray shut when I have him on my lap at the computer desk. Now, he is getting his little hands on everything and likes to "help" me type. He likes to watch the fire-work type screen saver, too.
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@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
5 Feb 08
My little man lives the computer too! Good Times! Thanks!
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 08
As a child I had fun with cardboard boxes! I was never interested what came inside, whether it was a new television set, or piece of equipment for the house or even a new toy for me, I was far more interested in the cardboard box, there were so many uses for boxes as a child, I even embarrassed my mum because at primary school I had made a dog using boxes and I tied a piece of string to it and I dragged it all the way home! I also used to tie them together to make a train and I would pull that train all around the garden, we had a big garden and I loved it in, none of my more expensive toys bought for me got much of a look in, give me a cardboard box anyday LOL! Who'd have thought you'd get so much joy and happiness from a cardboard box eh!
@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
22 Feb 08
I loved cardboard boxes too! LOL Its amazing how much fun I had with literally garbage. Goes to prove that its the simple things in life that make you happy, right.
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 08
Very true! Sometimes you don't need all the luxuries in life when simple things give you just as much fun and pleasure. I think we were better off years ago than we are now
@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
22 Feb 08
I've had that thought too. And I am really not that old!
@HACOCO (23)
• Nigeria
23 Feb 08
a baby snake i love it so much.
@AICIRT81 (847)
• United States
25 Feb 08
I bet your mom loved that one. lol