Posted by Tobi-Dawne
Last night, while kid-kid was at her weekly sleepover at my parent’s place, Damon and I were at the store. We excitedly discovered both FS (Fashion Style) Princess Luna and the pink FS Princess Celestia My Little Pony toys at Superstore…. and even better than just finding a toy you’ve been looking for, is finding it at a reduced price! The MLP collector in my tried to convince Damon that we should buy two of each – one of each to keep mint in box, and one of each for the girl to play with. LOL That proved futile, but we did buy one of each – one for the girl and one for me.
Tonight, after supper, I presented the ponies to the girl. She was ecstatic! We giggled together, and compared Luna (who is mine) and Celestia (who is hers), talked about how each was similar, how each was different. We laughed about all the ways we can play with them. Lily-Ann shared her plans to hold a royal wedding for them, and how my FS Pinkie Pie and her FS Twilight Sparkle could attend. How tomorrow she is going to lay out all the pony outfits (while she doesn’t have all the FS toys, she does have all their outfits – purchased from a customizer who didn’t need the clothes, only the ponies themselves) and shoes, and how each pony is going to get to have a new outfit for the big event. How the cutie mark crusaders are going to be the flower girls, and what role each pony will play.
Being so close to bedtime, we didn’t liberate the princesses from their packages… but we sure had fun talking about her plans for them. I knew she would be excited about our little surprise for her, but the extent of her delight was a surprise for me. Now we each have a pink FS pony and a purple FS pony – a fact that thrills her to no end.
I have said it before, and I’ll say it again: There is nothing like sharing something you love with someone you love. And I feel so very lucky to have a toy that I loved thirty years ago be that something that can unite us today. I remember the joy and excitement I felt when enveloped by that “new pony smell” that is the off-gassing of the plastic when the package is first opened, and sharing it with the girl now, it brings back all those same memories for me – and it means the world that I can give that same unbridled (pun obviously intended) happiness to my daughter.
Now if only Hasbro would send out a WHITE Celestia, the girl’s happiness (and mine as a collector) would be complete. 😉
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