I’ve notice several trends with almost all little kids and it goes a little something like this: Sesame Street, Winnie the Pooh, Superheroes/Princesses. Who or what each child chooses to be obsessed with within each category is debatable. For Addie it went Elmo, Pooh, Tigger then EVERY PRINCESS EVER ZOMG. The Pooh/Tigger phase was my favorite because she was at that magical age where she was just starting to talk and understand what we were telling her.
Vivi is currently phasing into Sesame Street (no clear favorite character yet) and so I can only assume she’ll be moving on to Pooh very soon. So maybe Pooh isn’t an every kid thing, but I loved Pooh well into my adult years therefore my children will go through a phase no matter what. When Addie was little I remember taking her to a toy store where she became enamored with Bounce Bounce Tigger. He bounced! He sang! I even took video to show Cody in an attempt to let me buy it for her (before smartphones!) I just found that video (2006!) as well as more vintage video evidence that Tigger + Toddlers are pretty much the cutest thing ever.
How cute was tiny little Addie?
So how is Bounce Bounce Tigger different this season? Buddy sings “BOUNCE BOUNCE!” to the tune of Kris Kross’ JUMP! You guys? He even says “Wiggity Wiggity Wiggle” which means Vivi now says “Wiggity Wiggity Wiggle” and “WHOO HOO HOO!” Which is basically the most adorable thing since Vivi found that little puppy at Target last week.
Tigger is basically all hip and jazzy for 2012, and I’ve had “BOUNCE BOUNCE!” stuck in my head ever since we unwrapped the little dude. I may have never bought Bounce Bounce Tigger for Addie when she was little, but we’re totally making up for lost bouncing time now.
Do you know a deserving family, school, or charity this holiday season? We’re giving away one grand set of 20 toys from Target, including those mentioned in this post! To nominate, simply comment and tell us why you’ve selected them!
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