This stuffed toy seller passes by our house often, shouting out his wares. I always rush to my balcony to see what he is carrying. Pink and blue and red and purple and yellow and green teddy bears, and tortoises, are the usual suspects. I cannot resist but stare at him all the way till he disappears at the end of our lane.
The vendor made his rounds again a few days ago, bringing to me a lot of new thoughts.
Before long, Bubboo will be fascinated by these toys. When I can’t help but be tempted by these bright colours, how will she? It won’t be long before the vendor realises that there is a little girl on his way, who would want to buy his toys. What am I going to do when Bubboo will want to buy all the toys at, say, a mall that we visit? Heck, how will I myself resist all the cuteness of the toys that you get these days at malls?
These soft toys are, apparently, cheaper than the ones that you get in fancy stores, and buying them would mean supporting a local artist. But then, how far would they be safe for a kid to play with? This is not to mean that the toys available in big stores have no risk associated with them, but still?
Thinking a lot ahead, I am. For now, I will just continue to rush to my balcony to watch the toy man make his rounds, admire the colours, and take pictures.
How would you guys deal with this situation? With these questions?