If you've been reading this blog for a while you'll know that Little Miss C is a huge Bigjigs fan. This week it's all gone to a whole new level as she's developed an obsession with reading their trade catalogue and repeatedly telling me what she needs from it for her birthday. I'm a huge fan too. They're a great company, produce an amazing range of quality toys and also provide daily entertainment on twitter and Facebook for parents.
When I saw that they're looking for Play Patrol Agents I just knew that it would be the right job for Little Miss C. Like Bigjigs wooden toys, I'm all one for tradition, so when it comes to applying for a job you really need to write an application letter. Over to Little Miss C…
Mummy tells me that you're looking for some children to work with you to help you review some of your toys – this is the job that I've been training for all my (short) life. Mummy write this blog thingy which means she takes far too many photos of me playing with things so that she can then write about them. She also asks me lots of questions about what I like and don't like about my toys. Lots and lots of questions.
I may have only been playing for 2 and three quarter years (that means I'm nearly three by the way and when you're three you get a birthday and lots of presents…) but I think I've got pretty good at it in this time. I love toys. When I wake up in a morning the first thing I want to do is play and when Mummy and Daddy try to put me to bed at night I try to tell them that I should stay up and play instead, but they don't let me.
I'm a bit fussy when it comes to toys. I really don't like things that break when you do something with them that a grown-up hadn't designed for. Don't they realise how us children play? I do have some firm favourites though – toys that I play with every day – and I'm good at understanding what makes a toy like that appeal to children like me so much.
There are so many things that I like doing when I play. Mummy says that I've got a good imagination, but she also says that I talk too much. (I like to remind her that I must have inherited that personality trait from her) I have huge amounts of fun cooking in my play kitchen and making tea and food for all my soft toys. I also enjoy setting up my train-track all around the living room. Since I saw your record breaking track last year I keep trying to replicate it at home. Mummy keeps refusing to move the sofa though and the dining table does get a bit in the way. Sometimes I think she doesn't understand.
Mummy has told me that you're trying to get the Prime Minister to allow you to run your trains on the real railway. What a fantastic idea! In my living room lots of people get the train to work or school every day. My Daddy gets the train to London every day and lots of times he is late home because the train breaks or because he says the people running it are "useless". I bet you would make sure all the Daddys and Mummys get home on time. In my living room the trains are always on time.
Sometimes I like to sit quietly and play. That's when Mummy produces something that's supposed to be "educational" or "support my development". She says that Bigjigs do toys like that very well too. Silly Mummy. Toys are just toys aren't they? Or are you crafty grown-ups hiding "education" in there somewhere too?
Have I told you that I've got a little apprentice here too? My baby brother isn't big enough to be a Play Patrol Agent yet, but I'm trying to teach him everything I know and Mummy even bought him some of your toys at Christmas. I'm looking forward to when he can play trains with me. At the moment he sits and watches me a lot, but I know he'll be good at playing when he's old enough.
I've got to go now as it's snack time and Mummy says that she needs her laptop to tweet. I'm not quite sure why there are birds in Mummy's laptop, but then she does do some strange things. I really hope I can please come and work with you soon. I've been reading your catalogue all week and I've got some great ideas for things you need in your train range.
Lots of Love
Little Miss C (ages 2 and three-quarters)
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