an eye for the mundane

a couple of years ago you couldn’t move in our house for sticky tape. esther took a shine to it and everything was covered in a small plastic layer. the remnants of this time still exist on door handles and table tops.
i was pleased to see the sticky tape returned this morning when i was looking after the girls.
they thought it fantastic fun to stick strips of blue paper to the face of their dolls so they could communicate with each other. they were making blue-tooth headsets for their toys !
here is one of kezia’s babies with the blue communication device attached.

if they’d stopped there that would have been fine, but esther and kezia also decided they needed to stick blue paper to their own faces too. the design fault here was the sticky tape went over their lips so they couldn’t speak !
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esther went one step further and incorporated a dial pad in to her headset:
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One Response to modern communication

  • =) That’s cute. My sister and I used to do things like that when we were small. We just visited my uncle’s house, where they have a railing that overlooks the diningroom on a rather large step of the staircase. My sister and I used to give puppet shows on that railing while the adults had coffee; my cousin’s children wanted to give a puppet show today, but they had a puppet show theatre. It was so sad – sometimes the toys make it too much and the creativity is lost. It’s nice that they came up with their own toys and designs like that, it’s much more fun. And plus, it makes everything all that more interesting.
    The girls’ idea was nice and refreshing – my cousin’s children made me think that creativity was being sucked out of our young with mass-produced toys. I needed that!

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