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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wacky Wednesday #65—Toys

I’ve said it before: we grownups need fun. Which is why I’m wearing lots of toys today.

Months ago I began stashing toys and play things that otherwise might have been recycled or ??? Take, for example, the plastic wands that come in bubble containers. Most people would toss the wand once the bubble jar was empty. Not me. I saw the colorful wands as art supplies. I like their ridged texture, the bright colors, the variety of their designs, and the reminder of the fun of blowing bubbles.

And then I began finding rubber jacks here and there, mixed with random toys in boxes (stashed there in my desperate attempts to get toys off the floor). No one around here is playing with jacks, so these also went into my collection for future art projects.

What to do with the Slinky that--within seconds of having been opened--tied itself in knots? Art!

This week’s accessories have both a lighthearted aspect and a message. The lighthearted part is in the mishmash of color and texture and the playful items I’m wearing. The message is that grownups need fun and laughter as much as kids do—maybe more than kids do. If making a crazy hat and necklace makes me laugh, then I’m living the kind of life I want to live. If these accessories make others laugh or smile, I’m delighted, because laughing is good for the body and the soul.

And that’s it, folks. Color. Fun. Happy. Play.


  1. I have memories of playing jacks, on the smooth brick area, in front of the fireplace, at home, growing up. It took some skill, but it was fun. And there were memories of blowing bubbles in the back yard. Some were duds, but some, if blown just right, flew high into a sunlit sky, and floated up.. up.. and up... All of these are happy memories of play. Thank you for bringing those memories back to me, Sarah! We all need to take the time to, play, whether child, or adult. It is such good therapy. It brings joy, release, and opportunities to be social! I love your headpiece, and necklace of toys! Love, Aunt Eileen

    1. Thanks, Auntie. I agree: play isn't just for little ones. It makes us laugh, it brings out our creativity. It's good.

  2. I was wondering where all my bubble wands went. Adorable.

  3. Love, love, love this! So fun!! Takes me back to some great childhood memories!