It was a REAL toy! (Not one of those toys that you think will be fun and then turns out to be stupid or breaks immediately.)
I played with it.
Over and over and over again!
Whirlygigs are slightly addictive!
It was a very silly thing to be so excited about a cereal-box toy, but it brought back some lovely memories. Memories of my grandparents. And summers spent with them. And playing with cereal-box toys.
|My beloved Grandma and Grandpa|
When I was a child, we didn't buy name-brand cereals. It just wasn't in the family budget. But when we visited my grandparents, it was! My brother and I would be SO excited. I remember other whirlygigs. I remember little boats that would propel themselves in the bathtub. I remember cars that would rev up and go.
I did an image search of cereal-box toys and enjoyed seeing some of the old ones. Maybe you will, too.