Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fun With Light

Do you have unfulfilled childhood dreams? Is there some obscure thing you wanted to be/do when you were a kid that you never got the chance to do? Do you now force that thing on your own kids? Convinced that they must love it because it is the coolest thing on earth?


Well, I do. There I said it, I am a horrible person.


When I was a kid I wanted a Light Bright so badly. I was raised by a single mom of 6 kids. I never got a light bright when I was young. There were simply more important things to spend our money on, like food and shoes.


I remember being very young seeing the commercials wondering how on earth those little pegs could magically light up when stuck in the magic light box.


I remember going to a friends house one time who had one. I sat and played with that thing for what seemed like hours. When it was time to go I was not worried about saying good bye to my friend, it was the light bright I had a hard time leaving. In fact I may recall a temper tantrum being involved


(who me, NEVER!).


Fast forward twenty some odd year later. Mr Bird and like to shop at the DI, Desert Industries, a local thrift store, after our date night dinner. Well, guess what I found for a mere $2.00.


You guessed it, my very own Light Bright!


The kids think it's for them, but it's really mine. What you did not see in these photos is me sending the children to bed so I could have a turn playing with it.


And if one of them becomes the world Light Bright champion they will have their dear sweet mother to thank when they are standing on the podium accepting the gold medal.



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6 comments:

PinkDaisyGirl said...

Mine was an Easy-Bake Oven.

I got one for my 31st birthday.

~ Kayren

Sharida said...

Wow, I Light Bright!! My Favorite things as a child!! However, they aren't allowed in my house yet. Those little pieces would be EVERYWHERE!!!! lol

HDMac said...

LOL.. it does look like they like it!

The Farmer's Wife said...

I haven't seen a Lite Brite in SOOOOO long!

Julie said...

I always wanted a light bright too, but never got one. I'm so jealous!

The Lazy Organizer said...

Me too! I want a light bright!!!