It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Innocence can be so cruel

It’s a Potato Head extravaganza at Mary’s! By virtue of diligent garage-scale scouring, Mary has no fewer than five large Potato Heads and eight mini ones, with accompanying accessories.

Odd to think that body parts — eyeballs, ears, hands and feet — could be accessories…

“Mine is going to bed now, so I’m going to put on her toes.” It is no surprise that Malli’s Potato Head is a girl, and even less of a surprise that she’s wearing a pink hat, pink hands, and pink nose. Sadly for Malli, there are no pink shoes. Nor even feet. The shoes are neon green, and the bare feet, orange.

People do not wear shoes to bed, so Malli is exchanging green shoes for orange bare feet. Nigel reaches across to remove Mrs. P’s hat, but Malli jerks it away, indignant. Apparently, people DO wear their hats to bed.

No, they don’t!
Do, too!
Do not!
Yes, they do!
Enough, you two.

The Potato Heads go to the store, they fix up an old house while living in a “fresh” one, they get their hair cut, they fight fires, they shoot robbers. Busy lives these Potato People live.

Then they get hungry. They want to eat. They are going to have a picnic! All the Potato Folk are ranged around a pink bear bag (non-directive toys are so much better for imaginative play!), awaiting their meal.

And what is on the menu for today’s picnic luncheon for the hungry Potato People?

French Fries!!!

July 31, 2008 - Posted by | eeewww, the things they say! | , ,


  1. Hahaha! The peaceful yet cannibalistic Potato Head people!

    Comment by Alison @ hairlinefracture | July 31, 2008 | Reply

  2. Teehee…cute.

    Comment by Zayna | July 31, 2008 | Reply

  3. Funny, another blog friend of mine just had waht looked oddly like an episode of potato-on-potato cannibalism at her house, too…


    Maybe it’s catching? A horrifying new trend among tubers? Someone needs to study this phenomenon.

    Comment by kittenpie | July 31, 2008 | Reply

  4. I had to come out of the background for this one. The kids in my daycare LOVE Potato Heads. Last week I took the accessories and put on the table with strawberry playdough. Their “strawberry heads” were impressive.

    Last summer, the boys were really into Star Wars. All they talked about was Star Wars..everything became fighter ships, etc. One of the parents donated as many Star Wars Potato Heads they could find to the daycare and when I put those out I had 8 little boys in “Star Wars” heaven.

    Many happy adventures with your Potato Heads!

    Comment by Theresa | July 31, 2008 | Reply

  5. too funny! totally reminded me of when i used to teach spanish, we had the kids make cut outs of clothes for a robot. then they’d describe what the robots were wearing, etc. anyway, the kids would make a huge mess and they would be shouting “who’s got my pants” “where are my shoes” etc. cute!

    Comment by Dana | July 31, 2008 | Reply

  6. Nothing wrong with wearing a hat to bed! People should be encouraged to wear hats! Hats are good! 🙂

    The Broken man

    Comment by The Broken Man | August 4, 2008 | Reply

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