Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I Love Little People


When I was about 8 years old, my younger sister got a bunch of Fisher Price Little People. I wanted a set of my own, but by then I was way too old for preschool level toys. I satisfied myself by playing with my sister's people when she wasn't around and complaining that she always got all the "good" toys.

As I grew older I continued to complain, not because I was jealous, but because it was fun to tease my parents. At some point during my late twenties my mom gave me a pack of Little People. These were not the original style, but the new updated models, and they just weren't the same. Not to mention the fact that my fingers were no longer small enough to fit inside and wear them as tiny puppets.

I am so excited about finding the Play Family House shop! There are photos of Little People scenes on greeting cards, photo prints, and framed "portraits"--and they all make me smile! I think I'll send one to my mom just because I can; after all, she was too old to have her own set to play with, too.

15 comments:

hazel said...

I love these too! Great memories. I found some recently at a flea market and hope to get them soon!

Debra said...

I love the little people too! I remember the little people school bus.

The Great Ethan Allen said...

We used t have them at school, but my wife said she had a whole collection of them when she grew up...I was into tonka trucks. must bbe a guy thing

Lidian said...

What a great idea, these are socute! That dog is one of my favorites of the little people series -

The Jillybean said...

Little People and Weeble Wobbles. Nothing better!

Nothinglikeit said...

What a clever idea!
Nothinglikeit

Toni said...

I had some of those little people as well. My mother-in-law still has some of my husbands and his brother's... I admit, I still like playing with them! :)

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I loathe what Little People have become. They were so much better back when we were kids. My kids wouldn't touch the new-fangled Little People. But when they got near a playset at my old gym? I had to pull them away.

Christine said...

I had a huge set of these! I had a hospital and a school with a school bus. That brings back such wonderful memories! I'm going to have to get me some of those prints! Thanks for finding those.

Beaderjojo said...

Ha thanks for the flashback! I even had a little boat to bring the little people in the tub.

Waterrose said...

I'm a weebles wobble but don't fall down girl....

Matt Thompson | Mattheosis said...

I personally liked the Lego people, They could stick on the set.

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Kristie said...

This is just wonderful! I had always told my kids how wonderful "our" little people were when we were kids. They were so much better. I so loved my house and the school house. Thanks for posting the pix. My kids were laughing. I guess they didn't think the original little people are as great as I claimed them to be - but they are!.

Thanks for the website. I hope they have Christmas cards, cause if they do, that's what I"m sending this year.

PS - The dog was my favorite. It was so nice to see him again.

Ken Armstrong said...

"Don't want no short people round here"

Could this be a favorite song of yours? Spooky eh?

:)

ClinkscalesArts said...

I had the boat too! And the farm with a silo and the school house. My sister had the Weebles haunted house and the ghost glowed in the dark. That's when toys were FUN! :D