Like most kids Oliver loves anything he can push or pull around. He didn't really have any toys that fit the bill so I decided to take a walk down the toy aisle at the northern the other day. The catch was to find something that he'd love that didn't break the bank. I'm not sure if 50% is considered a successful shopping trip but I did find something.
What we got was a old fashioned Fisher-Price Corn Popper. Retail price: $42.99!!
I almost died. Of course there wasn't a price on the shelf but I figured it couldn't be that bad. When the cashier told me I was so close to saying forget it but I knew that he would love it and he really hasn't had anything new in so long. I also calculated that if I decided to get my mom to send me one, the long shape would mean Canada Post would charge a fortune so I bit the bullet and gave her my credit card.
When I got home I checked Toys R' Us just to see what it would have cost down south and sure enough, $16.99. But, I was happy to see that had I decided to buy from them the shipping would have been $39.95 so all tolled I would have paid $59.79. So I got a deal! Sort of?? I really wish Toys R' Us didn't charge so much for shipping because there are so many other toys I'd love Oliver to have. Then again, maybe it's a good thing cause he probably doesn't need them all anyway. If anyone knows of a good toy site that doesn't charge an arm and a leg for shipping (other than Costco) I'd love to know about it.
The end of the story is that Oliver loved his toy and hasn't stopped playing with it since. I find it funny that such a simple toy could still be so perfect after all these years. It's been around since 1957 so I guess Fisher-Price knows what they're talking about. I recommend it to anyone who has a one year old.