Monday, April 28, 2008
It's not Darth Tater, but ...
Omaha has these consignment sales filled to the brim with kids stuff. Only kids stuff.
If you are a parent, especially one with young children, these are great.
There are many, but in the nearly three years we've been here, I've learned to like only two.
The one we went to last week had so much stuff it was difficult to even look at all. One of my friends went back three times.
Rye and I only went once, but we were successful.
He got some "new" Children's Place shorts, a Fisher Price flashlight that lets you shift the light from clear to green to red.
And I got a toy bin/shelf for less than half of what they sell for new. Great deal.
The absolute by-far best buy, though, cost me $2. Rye spotted it himself.
On the surface, it was a huge piece of plastic we did not need in our house. But Rye insisted. And so I looked closer.
Attached to the tall plastic tower was a giant Ziploc bag of "guys," tiny, sturdy action figures.
I noticed one was R2D2.
I lugged the plastic toy around for another 15 minutes or so, while we searched through boxes and shelves of books, toys, VHS tapes and other stuff we probably didn't really need.
When we got home, Rye showed Daddy the new toy. And they opened the bag.
And they found the Motherload of 2-year-old bliss. Not only did the Ziploc bag have R2D2, it also had Luke Skywalker circa 1980. He looks more like a Ken doll than a galactic warrior, but he is cool. He came with a space ship that fits strangely just over his head AND a lightsaber. It lights up.
Even I think it's cool.
So hooray for one of those great garage sale/consignment sale finds that turns out to be even better than you originally thought.