Thursday, December 28, 2006

They came in swarms.

We've been attacked by Little People! They've come in by bus, by plane, and by train and have totally taken over our living room with their house and garage. Yes, it was a Little People Christmas for Sam, among other things, many other things. This kid has so many freakin' toys...

The Little People now have their own Big World set out in our living room. (I had to throw in a joke about that stupid show - how could I not? Seriously though, why is that show ok?) If only I wasn't so anal. See, I like for toys to be put away with other similar toys at the end of the day. So when it comes to the dozens of Little People, I want the (female!) pilot and passengers on the plane to go in the plane, the kids and bus driver to be in the wheel chair accessible bus, the little stereotypical family and their cat in their picket fence house, the mustached mechanics and their odd moppy dog to hang out in their garage. But more often than not I have to let these little details go and leave that mechanic in the bed with the mom holding the bottle...

And just a tip: You know you've got real estate on the brain when you look at the Little People house and seriously think, "Oh, well they're doing fine with just one bathroom all the way up on the second floor so maybe we could manage it too..."



Anonymous jaybee4000 said...

One bathroom- two story house-- That only works for people who don't really use the bathroom.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Nikkie said...

I'm being swamped with little people too! I put them away exactly like you do, so I don't think its strange at all.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Valarie said...

"stop and go. stop and go. Off to school let's take it slow..." blech. that bus had its batteries surgically removed shortly after arrival at our house.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Kellie said...

No Little People in this house but, she's only 11 months old. But, I am with you on how toys are put away at the end of the day. Can't have books mixed with toys and can't have blocks free floating outside of their little containers. One bathroom? Two story house? I agree with jaybee4000....only works if you don't actually use the bathroom.

2:38 PM  
Blogger Mama D said...

I'm sort of wishing I'd gotten A some more Little People stuff. Like maybe the barn or something. She's really into her little doll house that she inherited from her cousin. Instead she has a couple of babies, a doll bed and a shopping cart...

The most popular gift seems to be books and puzzles.

I am anal as well. Sometimes I put the Mom, Dad and baby all in their beds... You are normal.

And coming from me who has a bathroom on our main floor and a half bathroom in the basement I wish we had two full bathrooms. That way when we renovate the one we'll have another full bathroom to use in the meantime...

3:04 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

We didn't have a little people invasion... but Liam did get an extremely noisy ambulance, choo choo and baby tad animal thingy... Now I wish he'd gotten some quiet little people.

That is funny about the stereotypes... Liam's little ambulance has a male nurse and a male doctor... it's so random what is deemed normal.

6:03 PM  
Blogger Beck said...

My friend, just wait until your munchkins are older and discover Polly Pockets/Playmobil/Legos/etc.
Those things spread everywhere, like deadly black mold.
My favorite thing about the old school Little People was that the dog could drive the car.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Oh, my dream would be to have a room of my own, dedicated to making a Little People village. The children could come and stand behind a rope and look, not touch, as I arranged and set up the families, animals, and furniture to my liking.

Alas, it will not be so. I must throw all Little People into a bin, mixed with some generics Little People (gasp!) and the smaller accessories as I do not have a family room big enough for the whole freakin village.

We have the farm, the garage, the fire station, the house, the zoo, the bus, several smaller vehicles, the boat, and I'm sure I'm missing some. My brain is fried. Why is my response so freakin long?

And WHY are they called "Little People?" Isn't that the politically correct term for people with dwarfism? Doesn't this whole thing sound wrong to anyone else?!?

11:56 PM  
Blogger scribbit said...

I loved those Little People when I was a kid, they're one of those toys they remade with safety in mind and the new ones aren't near as good as the choking hazard versions I loved so much. You can't fit the new ones on little fingers.

1:36 AM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Little people are running the place here! Ian has his own that continues to grow, and now Laurel. Question, will their worlds of Little People collide?

8:53 AM  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh we can all relate! I gave every bit of our Little People stuff to my mother in law because the kids stopped playing with them here and they were everywhere... now that's the only thing they want to play with at her house, of course!

9:27 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Sounds like Leelee's first Christmas with the Little People. Fun stuff. And you know, she still likes to play with it all.

And you sound exactly like me with the putting them all away where they belong. Funny.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

Our Little People colony (the Pirate Ship, Farm, Garage, Airport, Playground and Deserted Island) have found refuge in a large plastic bin in the basement. My son never did take a liking to them so they were better off not seen than piled up in a corner.

This year, he received a drum set for Christmas. Like who on earth would give a 2 year old a drum set? There are moments when I wish the Little People would resurface with a revolt however. It could be at least more peaceful in our living room with them around .....

11:07 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Oh ARRGH! You have put your finger on my Christmas angst! We have a Little People Nativity set and the girls keep grabbing stuff out of the LP Castle set and adding to the story. Three kings? Nahhh... FOUR kings and a prince, and a throne for baby Jesus to sit on whith a banquet table to boot. Add a couple of winged My Little Pony's and voila! Angelic choir!

Glad when the holiday decor goes away.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Alli said...

I never really have liked the Little People and thankfully, neither have the boys. We have the Noah's Ark and had the bus but I gave that away. And I'm the same way about putting toys away (when I actually put them away), but if I were you, I would just get a big see through plastic bin and ALL the Little People can live in there together. (*gasp*) That should save some time and sanity and maybe Sam will enjoy letting the cat or the mechanic fly the plane!

3:06 PM  
Blogger Goslyn said...

Yeah, we've been taken over by trucks at my house. Which may or may not be better than little people.

Unless you plan to add a bathroom when you buy, do not even look at houses with fewer than 1.5 baths - preferably at least 2 full baths. You need one toilet for every bottom, is my personal motto.

When we bought our house, it was with plans to add the half bath - which we did six months after buying. But the first six months with only one toilet were awful, especially if we had company. It never fails that EVERYONE has to use the ONE toilet at the same time.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous JD said...

I would like to mention that Little People the show is NOT ok. First Arron Neville what were you thinking?
Second why are their arms soooooo long? Third the writing is bad, and I mean bad. Forth and final.... the heads are just set on top of their necks, come on! Budget a wee bit for the better joints!

**Fisher Price your products are great, your show making skills have got to improve!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Staci said...

Toys (Christmas gifts) are taking over my house. This week is "where am I going to put all this stuff" week.
Just wait til you have more than one child's toys invading the house. UGH!

2:15 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Bwhahahaha about the bathroom comment!

Be careful, Little People tend to multiply. They are worse than bunnies at this house.

11:18 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Oh my goodness! How did I miss the post on your pregnancy?? Congratulations!

I guess we will be due around the same time. It will be fun to compare notes! Congrats again. Hope you are feeling well!

2:56 PM  
Blogger Lynanne said...

I about split my fat gut laughing at all the comments about Little People. How much I loved the cork-shaped choking hazards from my childhood. The simple dot-eyes and line smiles. Why did they have to go changing them?

My daughter loves those silly things too. I bought a bunch to resell and ended up keeping them. We joke about the Short Bus (I have a special needs child so such jokes are done tastefully of course) with only 2 seats. Yesterday she kept ramming the bus driver over with it while her 9-y/o brother giggled maniacally. Oh the fun!

7:44 PM  
Blogger smartmama said...

i can't take little people for extended periods of time- we go for the playmobils- far more miniscule pieces to loose and take apart- way better choking hazards

8:19 PM  

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