Sunday, January 08, 2017

The Barn Collective

There is nothing more wonderful than a little boy with a toy barn full of animals! Unless, of course, he is playing with his daddy.

"Daddy, will you play with me?" he asked. And his daddy was more than happy to oblige, even though he hadn't yet showered and was still dressed in his jammies.

Father and son proceeded to pull the farm animals, people, fences, and equipment out of the bucket of toys and set up the barnyard. Austin sang "Old McDonald" while they worked. It's his favorite song much to the dismay of his maternal grandfather who is also named McDonald.

Austin was pretty sure the farmer lived inside the barn with the animals. His daddy tried to explain that the farmer and his family lived in a farm house, but the child remained skeptical.

They don't sell toys quite like these anymore...

Once upon a time there were children in my house every day. Now most days my house is empty and the toys are silent and still. Though I appreciate floors and carpets free of toys, I also have a love for seeing playthings strewn throughout the house. I'm sure I'll be finding small treasures underneath and inside of the furniture for weeks to come.

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  1. Nothing better than having your daddy get down on the floor and play with you when you're a little kid. Love the pics! :)

    1. I absolutely loved the times when Dad got down on the floor and played with us.

  2. My 'kids' who are all in their 40's had the same barn and machinery, animals and round headed people. Ours was all wooden but now they make them in plastic. I had it until our little farmhouse was broken in to and someone stole it---I hope their grandchildren are enjoying it.

  3. Well, a 4 and a 6 year old just left and I can see the floor once again. No more wall to wall toys! Those Fisher-Price barns seem to last and last. Thanks Martha for stopping by and I hope to see you again.

  4. Fun post for the Barn Collective!

  5. Ahhhhh this is a most excellent and beautiful barn.

  6. Wonderful!
    Have a great week!