New York's iconic toy store F.A.O. Schwarz is closing its doors July 15. According to an article in The New York Times, the store is closing before its lease ends to avoid the increasing cost of rent in the area.
It's more about giving than receiving for a lot of people during the Christmas holidays. Seeing the joy on a kids face when they receive a gift and the excitement that they have when they get to open that gift is all the payment a lot of people need.
This hilarious video shows the Seattle Seahawks using Toys r Us toys to train for the upcoming football season. Though this is not necessarily true, it brings great laughs. Imagine if slip and slides and Tonka trucks were a part of every pro teams training camp.
Do you remember when you were a kid and you wanted something so bad, you would think about it night and day? That bicycle, BB gun, Barbie dream house or whatever you coveted, consumed your entire life.
When asked what my favorite Christmas gift I received as a child, I responded with "any and all board games!" Board games were really popular when I was a kid in the '70s. Yes, I said the '70s.
With Christmas coming soon, parents will be headed to the stores to buy that hot new toy that secures them as the coolest parent in their child's eyes. But, the hot toy of the season changes every year. What was popular when I was a child is completely different to the high tech gifts of today.