Farewell, Toys “R” Us.
Yet another memory becomes even more distant.
Whether you were or weren’t a “Toys “R” Us kid” — it just didn’t feel like Christmas or the holiday season in general until you saw a commercial such as thing one:
Unfortunately, there will no longer be new generations of Toys “R” Us kids that won’t want to grow up.
At least we adults can remember and reminisce:
Thanks for the memories. They will forever remind me of the good ole days, just like when…
- Classic TV shows were actually worthy of being called “Must-See TV.” (Read post here about how TV series like “M*A*S*H,” “All in the Family,” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” are STILL unmatched compared to today’s so-called “must-see TV” offerings.)
- There were nowhere near as many TV reboots on the air as there are today. Read post here about how networks have jumped the shark with so many poor reboots and need to give them the boot!
- Endlessly repeatable, fun summer movies like Mr. Mom were in theaters. (Read post here about how Mr. Mom and its classic quote (“You’re doing it wrong”) can provide you with VERY beneficial career advice.)
- You USED to look forward to watching late-night TV shows like “The Tonight Show.” (Read the in-depth post here about how the good ole days of Johnny Carson and Jay Leno are long gone, and why today’s very opinionated late-night hosts will always pale in comparison.)
R.I.P. Toys “R” Us. Your passing results in yet another childhood memory becoming just that: a distant memory recollecting something that no longer exists. (Update: There are plans for the toy chain to return, albeit on a much smaller scale, in late 2019 — nowhere near what it used to be, but at least it’s something.)
The list that makes up “the good ole days” continues to increase.
This nostalgic mind will definitely miss what was Toys “R” Us.