Thursday, January 30, 2014

3x Thursday

It promises to be a busy day. I have Rocky plus three grand- children occupying my living room. We coerced the boys to take a bath, with the promise of pancakes, so the house is smelling sweet and sticky. At the moment the kids are playing "Garbage Truck" which sounds like a game I'd like to avoid, but so far the "garbage" has been restricted to Duplo blocks and the bins they're stored in. As long as they remain in the boxes and don't get dumped into the "landfill", we will be getting along splendidly. Then again... noise and fights may prove counteractive also.

Anyway, today is Thursday and Kristina is playing The Game again. I thought I'd play along too this week, so here goes...

1. Did you ever play anything akin to "Garbage Truck" when you were a kid?
2. Deep (or maybe not so deep) inside everyone is a small child. What would your inner child love to do?
3. Do you have a favorite children's book?
4. Are there any stories you remember from childhood that you never see anymore?

Yes, I do know that's four questions instead of three, but Kristina can't count either. :0)


  1. 1. I don't believe we played much "Garbage Truck" when we were kids...with the 3 of us girls there was a lot of dolls and dress up. Although, I don't actually recall playing very much as a kid.
    2. My inner child likes to play in sand and swing and color and watch old Disney movies!!
    3. My favorite "children's book is "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales"...although I'm not quite sure it could be considered an actual children's book. Of course I'm a huge fan of books by Shel Silverstein like "The Giving Tree."
    4. I'm not normally in a situation where I would even read stories from my childhood, but if I ever am then I'm quite sure I would read all the old ones from my childhood.

    1. I like to play int he sand too, and the mud, but I call it clay. :)

  2. 1. My friend Beth and I had a favorite game that involved putting all her toys, and anything else we deemed worthy, down the laundry chute in the hall. Her mother was less than impressed and putting it all back upstairs in her bedroom wasn't near as exciting as throwing it all down the chute. Oh, Chute
    2. My inner child wants to set up miniature houses; fairy house, doll houses, mouse houses...
    3. "The Little Fur Family" remains an all time favorite, along with Disney's Uncle Remus.
    4. "The Runaway Pancake" and "Five Beds for Bitsy" "Five Beds for Bitsy" were two childhood favorites that I rarely see. (Guess we should have held on to those old books.)

  3. Didn't play garbage truck, no. But it sounds fun!

    Inner child...hmm...I have no idea. I seem to have lost her during the stress of motherhood. ha.

    Teddy of Rumpkin Hollow. :) I'll have to dig is out. At least I think I have it.

    Yes..Little Black Sambo....which I loved. Pancakes that looked like tigers? too cool. lol....I still have my little book. Saw one in a bookstore last year with an $85 tag on it!

    1. My mom used to talk about Little Black Sambo. Oh, how things have changed.

  4. Sweet pictures, Martha..
    1. No
    2.snuggle up with my Mom♥️
    4.not stories, but perhaps you remember
    I can still hear my Mom singing that...I sing it yo Vivian, and she finds it quite entertaining!
    Perhaps it is just my awful singing :o)
    Feeling rather overwhelmed tonight...
    My boyfriends back...but he is sick. :o(
    Vivian asleep upstairs. :o)
    Trip may be postponed a few days....sigh....
    Oh well....such is life, eh Martha?

    1. Funny how the same subject can come up several times in a week. Maresydotesanddoseydotes I remember my mom singing this once in a while, but I somehow never caught on. Maybe she didn't sing it enough. :0)
      Sorry about your Boyfriend. I hope he's feeling better soon so you can go to the beach.

    2. And little lambs eat ivy... I have sheet music for that one. It makes me smile since Grandma taught me how to sing it. :)

    3. And a kid'll eat ivy too! Wouldn't you?

    4. Love that song.....♥️

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    1. We bribed them with Tootsie Rolls to get a picture. :)

    2. 1. Nope, never played anything like Garbage Truck.

      2. Coloring is fun, but I can't really think of anything else. I guess my inner child is gone. :\

      3. I remember liking "The Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes". I was fascinated that he let his house get so piled with dirty dishes. It was cool how he finally "washed" them all too, haha! I liked "Soup From a Stone" too. Now fancy that!

      4. "The Little Fur Family"...

    3. I remember you liking "The Man Who Didn't Wash His Dishes". It's one I never see around anymore and it can be pretty expensive online too. Once I looked up "Litterbugs Come In Every Size" and it was pricey too. There were some books we should have held onto. :0)

    4. I forgot about the book "Harold and the Purple Crayon". I loved that one too. So cool how he could create whatever scene he wanted and be right in the middle of it all. :)

    5. Oh, yeah! Gotta love Harold.
      And River Bend too.

  6. 1. No, but I remember playing school bus with the fisher price kids and bus.
    2. Climbing up onto my dad's lap.

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    1. 3. The Story Book of River Bend.
      4. The same one. It's out of print.
      I just signed out Harold and the Purple Crayon the other day.

      Rachel just bought Harold the other day.