Today, a first: our Little Tale isn’t about a Fisher Price toy at all, although I thought it was until I looked. I’m featuring my Playskool Old Woman in the Shoe.
I thought it was Fisher Price, because it does have “little people,” although admittedly they’re not quite Little People. Mrs. Shoe and her four boys (they all look like boys, don’t you think?) were always sort of the odd residents of “kid town.” They were strangely shaped, and larger than the other kids, and … they didn’t have hair!
But Mom Shoe always had a smile on her face, as did (some of) her kids. They all lived in the shoe, uncomfortable as that must have been. There are some lessons to learn from the Shoes. The shoe is a shape-sorting toy, in addition to its other uses, and it quickly becomes clear that you can’t fit a square peg into a triangular hole, or vice versa. No matter how hard you try, somebody is always unhappy. And … stretching here … if you wash your face too hard, you might just erase your eyes and mouth! 🙂
Did you have a Playskool Shoe? What was one of your favorite childhood toys?