Tuesday, December 29, 2009
What Ježíšek brought to us
I ordered this from Mieke Willems for my son. As I expected, he didn't care much when he opened the present but I was surprised to find on the box a little writing on bottom right: Made in Czechoslovakia. It traveled all the way to Belgium so that I could have it back here in Prague. But I think it went there at least twenty years ago, not only design of the box says so (I thought it was retro, I admit) also little investigation revealed that it went out through Pragoexport, the monopoly for exporting toys abroad from THAT time.
I wonder what the story is, the toys are new, where were they hanging out all that time? My husband said, of course they were made in Czechoslovakia, look at them! I am not sure what he meant.
But we are playing. I got my kid attracted by having the puppets drive his little cars that he also got, on his little car rug with streets and gasoline stations depicted on it. They drive wild, have accidents and pull their vehicles to garages. They also go to Christmas islands where they dare to climb our Christmas tree. I get very tired as I happen to be back in my childish years (meant both ways). But my son doesn't. I have to go now, need to go play.