Wednesday, February 25, 2009

How Children Entertain Themselves At My House

Back in December, a couple of friends of mine (Emily and Matt...both avid readers of the blog) came to visit and brought me a present. They gave me...wait for it...a librarian action figure.* Who knew such things existed?!

Well, from the minute I opened it up, it has been displayed in my living room and is not only a funny conversation starter but apparently also a very engaging toy for children. Emily and Matt's son Will played with it constantly while they were here.

Now if you can remember back to your youth when you actually played with action figures, you will remember that getting them to stand on their own was a bit of a balancing act. It makes sense because obviously action figures are meant for action...not standing. And thus, my librarian spends most of her time lying on her side because if I do get her to stand on her own, she just falls down anyway. Not to mention all the books and the cart that she came with are constantly in a pile as well.

Well, Sunday my family had dinner at my house and after they left, this is what I found:


Somebody (probably one of my nephews) had put the cart and all the books back together and positioned the librarian in a perfect pose. It just made me giggle.
*I, in no way, shape, or form resemble the librarian action figure...just so that's clear. I'm much much cuter!

6 comments:

Matthew Ware said...

Yes you are. And I think it's cute that a kid organized something rather than destroying it. It's such a rare thing...

Alison said...

Love it! :)

The Patton Family said...

Where did they find that!?!? It's hilarious! Does it say "Shhhh" or "quiet please" or anything like that, cuz that would be AWESOME!!!!

Tamara said...

Wow. Can I come play with the librarian action figure? She looks like fun.

Emily Anne said...

We got it at this funky shop in Omaha in their "funky" district. It was like Spencers but not nasty. They have lots of cool things. I think it has authentic "Shhhhh" noise.

Allie said...

That.is.amazing:D