It is pretty clear what is going on in this photo – my sister joined our family in 11/69. Look at how tiny she is compared to me and my brother. We are five and four, and look quite pleased, but it may be more because of that clever sign we made then understanding what it was going to be like with a baby in the house. Look at my mom. She looks very stylish and put together in this photo; yet I cannot imagine that she has been home from the hospital for anymore than a couple of days. I am not sure I had my hair and makeup applied after I had my first baby until about three months later – and that is only because I was going back to work!
The name of the toy used to make this sign is escaping me, yet I really want to know what it is. It is a pretty cool thing and it makes me wonder why simple educational toys like that disappeared. I am sure my dad helped us with the spelling, but the color pattern is clearly our doing. If anyone who reads this knows the name of the toy please share!