Okay, so your childhood plan to be the first astronaut/veterinarian/fashion designer didn’t pan out so well. And hindsight being 20/20, you probably wouldn’t have spent so much time pining away to be a grown-up if you had known about the bills, taxes and jury duty part.
Luckily, it’s never too late for regression. And Froggie’s 5&10 is the perfect place to sashay down memory lane dreaming of those simpler days. You know, when your biggest worry was what happened to Ken’s junk and if Barbie would stay with him when she found out he was a eunuch.
With shelves filled with everything from PEZ dispensers and vintage tin robots to old-school plastic Godzillas and parachute men, Froggie’s offers total escape from the nine-to-five blues.
Our recent trip included a sighting that stopped us dead in our tracks as we burst into song, “It’s yum yum fun that’s cool and keen, and its name is the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine.”
Even if you’ve left the EZ Bake Oven days behind you (but not the burn marks from its molten brownie mix), there’s still a huge collection of modern day tchotchkes to check out.
Take for example, sushi or bacon printed band-aids, perfect for drawing attention away from that home pedicure, or the Barstool Origami book, which is certain to make you and a cocktail napkin the star of last call.
Now if only we could wipe away the memories of bullies and the infamous de-pantsing our nostalgia of a perfect childhood would be complete.
3211 Knox Street, Dallas