Friday, January 12, 2007

Video Tape + Tag Sale = Time Warp

These are my examples of great tag sale finds:
Crystal is My Friend, written by Shirley Gordon and illustrated by Edward Frascino, and The Animal Fair by Alice and Martin Provensen.

Here's a little story about video tape and tag sales:

Back when Pee Wee’s Playhouse was on TV, my husband routinely taped the show. Then, about 7 years later when our kids became toddlers, they watched these tapes too. We didn't plan for this. We just liked the show and my husband taped a lot of stuff then.

He would rarely edit out the commercials. But the advantage of having these old toy commercials was that our kids were persuaded to want old toys. And they would see these same toys at tag sales. So, there was absolutely no difference between the toys they wanted and the toys we could afford to buy.

This bubble didn’t survive long, but was nice while it lasted.

1 comment:

modmom said...

ooh i loved peewee's playhouse!