Monday, August 15, 2005

In Too Deep

I have this tendency to analyze just about everything. You'd think that'd be good for writing a blog, but I'm finding it's really not. Because you can't decide what among your many musings to write about, and you don't want to bore a potential audience to death with going on and on about something that's not really that complex. I'll give you one example, that hopefully all you 70's kids will be able to relate to. My husband and my daughter spent a night wargaming a week or so ago. They brought me back a present from the game store, two figures from that childhood Christmas favorite, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", Jessica and the Burgermeister. I loooove this show, and I love the characters and I was very happy with the gift. But I also started thinking that we (70's kids!) are one of the first generations where the extra resources and the dollars are available to produce things for adults that are reminiscent of their childhood. Of course, I think the boomers were at the beginning of this phenomenon of "rebuying" your childhood, but the television specials and marketing tie-ins to said just keep getting more sophisticated. Heck, we didn't have toys for these Christmas specials when WE were little, but now we can play with the Winter Warlock and the Burgermeister Meisterburger, or Rudolph and the Abominable Snowman and a huge Santa's Castle and Workshop! Toys created just for grown-ups! What a time we live in! Too much analyzin', huh? Oh well. Guess I'll go play Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony and Barbie with my kids!