When I was growing up, I bought a lot of fad items that I got tired of. This is what I do with them now:
Reebok Pumps: I use these for tennis and squash now that nobody plays basketball anymore.
Furbies: These I still use a lot, because I’m not actually talking about the toy Furbies but some hybrid mammalian bees that I invented.
Dinosaur Books: I guess these belong in a museum.
Tamagotchis: I’ve actually grown to enjoy Tamagotchis more and more as I’ve gotten older. I include them here as the “exception that proves the rule.”
Silly Putty: Did you know that Silly Putty was created by accident during World War II? Anyway, I keep this because my son has Fragile-X and he likes how it feels.
Trapper Keeper: Trapper Keeper! I hardly know her! I don’t have one of these, but if I did that’s what I would say.
Beanie Babies: I sometimes pretend these are real animals, then put them all in a garbage bag and sit on it to watch TV.