Do you have any heirloom toys? My parents didn’t save any of their own toys, the spoilsports, but my grandmother kept a collection of some of my uncle’s old toys at her house. I was quite a ‘girly’ little girl and wouldn’t have spent nearly so much of my childhood playing with wooden blocks and toy cars had those toys not been kept to entertain us.
Ten years later the last of my cousins were born and the same toys were pulled out to amuse them when they visited and now that there are great-grandchildren in the family my grandmother is eagerly holding on to those same toys and looking forward to the days when this new set of little ones will be able to build little houses and zoos from the blocks, and push the cars down the hallway.
George at Asda have sent the twins their own ‘heirloom toy‘, a toy kitchen, to play with themselves for now, pass down to siblings when they outgrow it and, maybe, even take to their own homes one day when they have children of their own to play with the kitchen. We have been saving it for a Christmas present so can’t share a picture yet, but they have loved playing with a neighbour’s wee toy kitchen and I know that it’s going to be a ginormous hit.