Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.
We have a number of young ones’ birthdays coming up, so this week, I’m on the hunt for toys. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that Etsy is a great place to go when you need something handmade and truly unique. I have always found their toy section to be especially wonderful. It beautifully showcases the amazing, creative energy that Etsy seems to gather around itself. Of course, there are still plenty of turds in the punchbowl, but overall, I’d say it’s my favorite toy store.
Let the games begin! (Note: it is very important when doing a search for toys on Etsy that you remember to exclude the word ‘sex.’ Trust me.) And don’t miss my Bringing Up Baby edition from 2016.
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