Ever since then we've seen dozens of Toys for Tots bins and boxes all over town. The other day Adolpha and I went shopping and Toys for Tots was there with a list of items for older kids. I always buy toys for little kids, but so many times I forget the big kids.
Last year I volunteered for an organization that lets low income families come in and shop before Christmas. Everyone gets to pick a personal gift for themselves that isn't a hat or a coat or food. There were tons of toys for little kids, but the tweens and teens kind of got the shaft. Their wants are just so much more expensive than the little ones. When the Toys for Tots volunteer handed me the list I saw that they'd come up with lots of reasonably priced items for tweens and teens (AXE Bodyspray, make up, sketch pads, curling irons, books, DVDs, etc.). I told Adolpha that we'd buy a few of these items.
As we perused the make up aisle, Adolpha said, "Are you sure he's going to want make up??"
I was busy trying to decide if electric blue eye shadow is back in style again (I think it MIGHT be) and I didn't really listen to her question. "Hmmm?" I asked as I put back the Electric Eel eye shadow and chose Aquadisiac instead.
"Are you sure this boy is going to want make up?" Adolpha asked again.
"Who are you talking about, Adolpha?" I asked.
"Todds. The boy who gets all of these toys. Y'know, it's called Toys for Todds. That Todds kid is getting a lot of toys."