Boys and their toys.

Jake’s theme this week is “Toys.” My kids are all grown up, and their toys are of the super expensive kind. My son has graduated from Matchbox cars, which he used to buy with his pocket-money, to the far more expensive and larger than life-size Mercedes GL SUV. He needs the space for three small children and all their paraphernalia. I’m so glad I don’t have to provide the pocket money to run it. πŸ™‚

My grandkids have what seems to me, mountains of toys and stuff. These days are a far cry from the ‘olden days’ when we used to make our own ‘toys’ and games out of cardboard, paper, pebbles, twigs and suchlike. Anyway, I’m sure there is no going back to those days, so we just move forward into an ever more consumer orientated way of life for our children.

I have no toys as such to show you, but when we were out a couple of days ago, we pulled up alongside a ‘Monster Truck’, which was obviously this dude’s pride and joy. These things just crack me up. πŸ™‚

Last time we were over in the US, hubby saw a couple of these side by side at the traffic lights, on the same stretch of road. The driver of the one alongside him, leaned out of the window and bobbing his head up and down, made a big thing of showing everyone his super cool shades, which were just like this. πŸ™‚

I do apologise if any of you bloggers, your partners, or your spouses, drive one of these monster trucks, whilst wearing beer bottle sunglasses. I hope I haven’t offended you. πŸ™‚

Thanks, Jake for always coming up with an interesting theme.

66 comments on “Boys and their toys.

  1. Hehe. Great from running over naughty pedestrians and even naughtier cars who refuse to stop at pedestrian crossings?

    • I’m sure there must be some, but not in my area. I can think of a few places where they might be popular though. πŸ™‚ We do get people driving around in those humongous Hummers. I’m not in the least jealous of them. πŸ˜†

  2. Those monster trucks have been popular for quite a few years, can’t imagine why unless you also like beer bottle sunglasses πŸ˜€

  3. People with those kinds of toys simply beg to be offended! Although remarks like, ‘Your pour eyes!’ or ‘How tyre-some!’ probably wouldn’t even register.

  4. Boys and their toys πŸ˜‰
    Don’t worry about offending anybody – if you can appear in public wearing those shades your hide can give a hippo’s a run for it’s money!!

  5. I drive a Peugeot 206 GTI, I wonder what that says about me… 😯 probably best not to ask πŸ™„ My toys are all of the photographic kind these days, give me hours of fun. πŸ˜‰

  6. Well I’m blessed… can you imagine driving something like this around the centre of Joburg or Durban… maybe even the taxis would give way to you… not to sure about the sunglasses though…

  7. Ha! This is a good one. I love that truck picture. Totally captures the theme. They also have those remote control cars, or remote control airplanes, or remote control trains…basically anything with a remote control.

  8. In your post I do sense a wistful longing for the simplicity of our toys and games in the days gone by and that resonates with me too….. Somehow aspects of longing and creativity used to be more then. Loved the post.


    • Thanks so much, Shakti. Yes, It saddens me that most children of today miss out on creating their own games, with the simple resources we had long ago. My friends and I had the most wonderful fun, and it didn’t cost our parents anything. πŸ™‚

  9. In the Philippines, there used to be a store (I do not know if it is still there) known as Toys For the Big Boys. They sell ‘toys’ just like what your grown up sons enjoy. Your post reminded me of that.

  10. Ahhhhhh….THAT’S how I envisioned the F150 I used to own when I bought it…it never made it past 35″ tires though,LOL! It’s license plate read “BN4WHLN” πŸ˜‰

    Of course you know my present day toys are of the two wheeled variety (hey…that Bandersnatch,the black mtn bike,it costed more to piece together than my Mercky Van did to buy,LOL,one has to have their priorities straight :P)

    • These trucks with the huge wheels look about as stable as a drunk leaning back on a bar stool. πŸ™‚ Love your license plate…..very neat. πŸ™‚

      • LOL,they ARE about that stable in a corner :p

        I’ve had some cool license plates in my day…I remember a ’69 VW Beetle I had with “OLDNSLOW” (WV allows 8 digits,VA doesn’t),then there was the very lowered Blazer last year that read “LO BLAZE”,and the years tht Tina and I had “his and hers” tags where mine read “SJS TMS” and hers read “TMS SJS”,LOL!

  11. Sylvia, (please feel free to delete this if you feel it is inappropriate, but…) I’ve always suspected that the ‘boys’ driving the humongous Hummers around are compensating for the size of their private parts. πŸ˜‰

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