My Handy Hubby

I’ve been slowly adding to my toy collection for the childcare kiddos.  I am a huge fan of non-Wal-mart toys and of wooden toys.  Don’t get me wrong.  I have nothing what-so-ever against Wal-mart.  It’s just that my kids have many of the toys there so having them at their house AND at my house makes the toys a little un-appealing.  Who wants to play with the same things day in and day out?

Anyway my budget and my conscience won’t let me just go out and buy new so I (somewhat) patiently wait for things to come my way.  I love wooden toys as they really last a long time so when I saw a Melissa and Doug brand wooden animal train in a bag for $1 at the thrift store I snapped it up.  I didn’t know if all the pieces were there but figure that somehow we could improvise….and we did with the help of Hubby.

When I got home I dumped the contents of the bag out and tried to figure out how to put it together….I have no clue.


Then I “googled” it and found this image.

hmmm…we were missing two pieces.  UGH.


The horse needed a bottom and the sheep did too.  I showed it to Hubby explaining I needed two pieces.  A few minutes later he came back with them.  Two just like this one.


They both need to be painted but for now we have a train.


I have two little ones that are walking and I really think they are going to enjoy pulling this around.

I sure love that I have a handy Hubby.  The toy is $20 on Amazon…I paid $1.  If it ends up not being a very popular toy, I won’t fret over spent money…if they love it, I’ll be happy I didn’t spend the $20 and still got a great toy.

2 thoughts on “My Handy Hubby”

  1. Love those Melissa and David toys. Saw a clock face yesterday where the numbers were on different shaped and color pieces that could be inserted into the clock face. Will keep a lookout for them.

  2. I, too, love the Melissa and David toys. Those were the ones I purchased as a new grandma…because I knew they would last and could be saved for when my grandchildren have grandchildren. No plastic, no batteries…and best of all, my grandies loved them and played with them all the time. And the toys are really educational as well. Good investment and I have been able to find some at antique stores….

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