Toy Stories: Kids Around The World and Their Most Prized Possessions

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Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi

  From the website:

Shot over a period of 18 months, Italian photographer Gabriele Galimberti’s project Toy Stories compiles photos of children from around the world with their prized possesions—their toys. Galimberti explores the universality of being a kid amidst the diversity of the countless corners of the world; saying, “at their age, they are pretty all much the same; they just want to play.”

The original post and full gallery here.

Stella – Montecchio, Italy

Stella – Montecchio, Italy

Watcharapom – Bangkok, Thailand

Watcharapom – Bangkok, Thailand

Arafa & Aisha – Bububu, Zanzibar

Arafa & Aisha – Bububu, Zanzibar

Cun Zi Yi – Chongqing, China

Cun Zi Yi – Chongqing, China

Pavel – Kiev, Ukraine

Pavel – Kiev, Ukraine

The Prodigal Squinky

Recently, I ranted about toy dolphins, Squinkies, and my 3 year-old daughter’s favorite Squinky, who happens to be a little blue dolphin named Dolphiny. Pink Rubber Dolphin is Dolphiny’s mom. Don’t ask me about toy dolphin genetics.

Nana sent a pack of Squinkies in the mail a couple days ago, and lo and behold, it contained a SECOND dolphin Squinky, this time in purple. This was a momentous occasion.  I should have instantly realized this would naturally play into the fact that Stella has twin siblings.  This arrangement was left on the table at bedtime last night.

Hush little dolphins, don't you cry...

Even with twin babies, Pink Rubber Dolphin always looks perfect.