Soldiers on Rainbow Ponies

I have a love/hate relationship with the toys the girls take into the bath. I dislike these toys because I frequently find them scattered all over the tub area – along its sides, behind the shower curtain, in with the soap and shampoo – too wet to be put away, and too jumbled to properly dry.

On the other hand, I love how they give me a glimpse into my children’s minds.

For instance, last week, I stumbled onto this tub-side vignette:

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Now, what in the world is going on here? Soldiers riding into battle on…rainbow ponies?

How embarrassing for them (the soldiers, I mean).

And how hilarious.

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These poor soldiers were purchased at a garage sale several years ago. Since then, they’ve led a pretty tame existence. Most often, they’re pressed into service as dates for Disney princess dolls and the like.

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This just might have been one of the most exciting days of their lives.

I only wish I knew the details.

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From the dining room table, thinking there will eventually come a time when I mourn the fact that there are no bath toys scattered all over the tub,

Mrs. Smythe

4 Comments on “Soldiers on Rainbow Ponies

  1. These photos capture the Soldiers almost rolling their eyes lol! But those ponies, they’re serious about their presentation, sure that *they* make the Soldier.

    • You’re so right. I love the contrast between the two.

  2. That’s so cute. I used to love finding my son’s toys in odd parts of the house or my daughter’s pet shops arranged in funny ways. You will miss it: I haven’t seen the secret life of toys in quite some time.
    Jenn

    • Thank you, Jenn. I’ll try to be thankful (rather than annoyed) every time action figures take over the soap dish. 🙂