If you have read some of my past articles, you know that I am a huge fan of Pip Mills. He is an author, professional speaker and the creator of the DVD Speak Like Crazy. He is also the host of the “Pip’s Place” podcast and writes for quite a few other websites. In this article, I wanted to bring you up to date on his recent venture, The Little Tikes’ Pip’s Playhouse. A place where he rents out toys and plays all sorts of silly pranks with them.
We all grew up playing houses. They are something that we can all fondly remember from our childhood. It was probably when we had a pet dog that we were really getting into the act. My sister still has the toy that my father gave her, which she named Bo Peep. Now, when my kids are older they want to play houses.
As a child, I remember my father having a little shack somewhere in the yard. He would let us come and sit for a while and he would pretend to clean it and make it look nice for us kids. It may have even been my father’s little shop for selling little figurines, chairs, clocks and such. He would also have a little secretary to answer the phone and take messages and a mail lady to do deliveries.
When my daughter and I would go to visit my dad, he would sometimes take us shopping. We would often choose items for our house and would buy them when we were done. One of our favorite items was a wicker basket that he filled with all kinds of crazy stuff. It was filled with stuffed animals, a teddy bear and a lot of wicker. We would open the wicker basket one Christmas and it felt so good to be sitting there full of things.
Pip Miller realized how much fun it could be for kids to fill a basket up with toys. So he began to create toy baskets for children to fill with all kinds of stuff. There were some that were made from dress up clothes and there were some that were made just for dolls, cars and other neat toys. Every Christmas season, we would go to my dad’s and buy these wonderful gift baskets and load them up with toys that my kid could play with. I still to this day think about all of the wonderful things that my dad did for me and for my family.
If you are like me, then you know that Christmas is a time of joy and fun for the whole family. My one little daughter is now a teenager and has discovered just what a joysaver Christmas can be. But do not stop reading about Pip Miller and his wonderful creations. I am sure that you will also discover that it can be a source of joy for anyone.