Yesterday my husband hit the jackpot. Nope, he didn’t gamble at the casino. Rather he paid a visit to a local discount store, where he found the Playmobil Farm value set ($155 on Amazon):
Do the math and you’ll realize we could have spent $235 on the two boxes. I loved playing with Playmobil toys when I was a kid but I never realized how expensive they were until I wanted to buy some for my own kids. Even though these two sets have a lot of pieces to play with, I’d have a hard time pulling $235 out of my wallet to make my kids happy.
My husband jumped one this one-time opportunity when he saw the boxes marked at $30 and $50 respectively. But lucky him, this past weekend, all Playmobil sets were 40% off. Jackpot! We’re the lucky owners of $235 of Playmobil toys for just $50!
Our kids couldn’t wait until we were done building the two sets to play with them – and there was a lot of building to do. We set up everything on the coffee table last night and the kids got to play with both sets this morning. “It’s like Christmas,” I heard them say. Music to my ears…
However it didn’t take long for my boys’ destructive instinct to kick in. Here’s what I witnessed a half-hour into playtime: cows in distress…
Oh my god, what happened to the cows? My youngest proudly announced the farm had just experienced an earthquake. I surveyed the surroundings and noticed the rest of the farm didn’t look much better. The garden had been hit, resulting an uprooted tree and torn flowers:
Unfortunately, the farmhouse didn’t look much better.
That’s when my oldest, as observant as he can be, stated the farm didn’t get hit by an earthquake, but rather by a tornado. Apparently he’s working on his Master’s in Natural Catastrophies.
I was kind enough to our newly adopted cow family and helped them get back on their feet. Don’t they look better like this?
Oh yeah, guess what I’m going to see every day now! Cows, cows, cows… and not one single pig to keep them company.