Wave Goodbye to Thanksgiving

Composing while propped up on the couch after a huge, filling Thanksgiving dinner. I just saw a commercial for a Baby Alive doll that poops in its diaper. Some things will never change. Little girls want dolls. Boys want Lincoln Logs and so on. With al…

Composing while propped up on the couch after a huge, filling Thanksgiving dinner. I just saw a commercial for a Baby Alive doll that poops in its diaper. Some things will never change. Little girls want dolls. Boys want Lincoln Logs and so on. With all our advances, simple truths about toys remain. We all grow up and we need new toys. Cars, phones, Nooks, tech stuff, etc are grownup toys. I think having a smart phone is the rule rather than the exception.

With only a few weeks until Christmas, it’s my time to reflect on the years passed and think about goals for 2016. What kind of toys do I want? What do I want to be remembered for. That is what I need to be doing. As I say goodbye to Thanksgiving, I see Christmas down the road. Looking forward to it.

Author: Damien Riley

I'm a blogger, film critic, & podcaster with an MA in English from California State University, Fullerton. I teach public school, 4th grade as my primary occupation. My views on films and life are usually headstrong and often 'left of center' on movies and life, but I have respect for the other side. I married my high-desert princess (now my queen). We have 3 children.