Monday, December 15, 2008

Save the toys

One of my favorite things is looking at homemade toys at craft fairs and once everything came out about the lead paint and the chemicals in so many plastic toys, I started buying them for my nieces. I was a little sad when I read this. While I totally support making toys safer, I had not thought of the un-intended consequences of these laws.

As an aside, what a great weekend! On Saturday, I baked for our annual TOOTPU cookie exchange, we decorated the tree, and made a nice dinner. Then Sunday was just fantastic! I had so much fun with all the DC blog ladies, catching up and meeting some of the new people there. Then I went over to my mom's and we decorated her tree and ate all of the cookies for dessert. The fam was quite impressed with everyone's cooking talents!


~Jess said...

How sad! I just wrote letters to all of my representatives. I love, and prefer, homemade toys...they require more imagination than others.

Glad you had a fun weekend, and thanks for posting about the toys.

Leah said...

Thanks for the info about the toys. As you saw for yourself, we LOVE toys in my house. :-)

It was great to see you, so glad you could make it.

barrenisthenewblack said...

Great seeing you yesterday! Thanks to the cookine my whole department has a sugar high today. I didn't know that about the toys. Thanks for the heads up.

battynurse said...

That is sad about the toys. It happens a lot that the little guy/business is hurt in the laws to control the big companies.

sara said...

Yummm - cookies and holiday cooking. Sounds like you had a great weekend. Can't believe Christmas is next week, isn't that crazy?