When I was a kid, I used to find myself with a pink, fluffy sponge.
It was the most exciting thing ever, a source of joy and energy.
Now, though, I’m not so lucky.
I used to have pink and blue spongey things, too.
My mother used to make them when I was little and I was told I would grow out of it.
Then one day I came home with a green, fluffy thing.
That sponge was mine.
And I thought, that’s it.
It’s all over now.
I’m out of pink and purple spongey.
Spongey is the stuff of children’s imagination.
What’s the story behind this?
In the 1970s, the first generation of sponge toys were released.
They were more fun and more fun to play with.
But there were a few downsides.
Firstly, the toys were too expensive, so most children’s play ended up with just a handful.
So, over time, the demand for new, more affordable toy sets waned.
Secondly, the older generation got bored with sponge toys and, in turn, stopped playing with them.
The end result?
Spongy toys are now almost completely extinct.
This is why we are at the point where children are now forced to buy disposable, disposable sponge toys.
They are not as fun.
Is this because of bad taste?
Yes, of course it is.
Sponges are a fun way to play, but they are not a good way to have fun.
It is not uncommon for people to use the term “spongey” to describe their toys, and it is understandable why some people may prefer to use “spongy sponge”.
Spongy toy makers also do not like to advertise the fact that they make their spongy spongies.
As a result, it is very hard for the toys to get noticed and sold.
You might think that because children like spongys, they should have access to spongily priced toys, right?
But you would be wrong.
Even today, most children are not aware of the fact they are paying for spongie toys.
Most children buy toys that they have never used before, and some of those toys will never be used again.
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Topics:children,kids,sociology,community-and-society,health,arts-and,children,melbourne-3000,ausAthletics-league-basketball,melbourn-4500,newcastle-2300First posted January 08, 2020 15:47:18Contact Sophie FarrarMore stories from Australia