August 26, 2006

Saturday Question

On Saturdays I'll try to come up with some "out there" question that just makes you stop and think about something not so important. Think of it as a mini vacation. If you have any ideas drop me a line and we'll throw it in here. Who knows, it might be fun.

OK - Here goes: What was your FAVORITE toy/game growing up?

Me? I didn't really get into toys. Oh, we had 'em. But nothing that I was really attached to. The toys I tended to gravitate to were the ones Daddy created. This thing with a stick and a ball. I remember spending hours playing with that.

But we were more a game family. Always playing cards. I love to play cards. The rest of the family really enjoys puzzles. Me? I really hate puzzles. Other than Word Search, I just can't. I find no enjoyment in them what so ever.

I would rather read. And I did. All. The. Time.

But my favorite game? What I spent most of my time playing? Make believe. And it was usually the same scenerio over and over again. I played business. I had a little office I set up, complete with a imaginary secretary. I would spend hours, even days, living the life of a business woman. I'd go to work, make deals, even come home and take care of my "family". It was not unusual for me to have a week long "story line".

Geesh - I really was a geek!

So tell me - what was your favorite toy/game growing up?

Posted by Tammi at August 26, 2006 07:16 AM | TrackBack


And no, I was not mentally harmed by playing with Barbie as many feminazi's are claiming now a days.

I had every single thing Barbie had. The camper, ski slope, houses, cars, stores, etc.

I had it all.

And a very active imagination. Barbie's would keep me occupied for days with a paticular story line I would invent.

And she also screwed GI Joe, my Barbies didn't like Ken very much. Ken was a wussy.

Like I said, I had a very active imagination as a kid.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at August 26, 2006 08:39 AM

Barbies more than anything I think (ironic, because anytime I was not "in" the house, I was a TOMBOY who would never admit to playing with them).

I also loved Tinkertoy when I was younger (okay, I still do).

Posted by: Lisa W. at August 26, 2006 10:04 AM

My favorite toy as a child? Does Fire count, because it still is if it does.

If that doesn't count, then It's a toss up between my knives and bbguns.

Posted by: Contagion at August 26, 2006 11:51 AM

I played with spools of thread from my mom's sewing box. The tray was their car and their house. All the little spools were the kids, the one medium one the mom, and an ancient chipped black one was the grandfather. Me and my cousin played with them for years.

Posted by: Donnah at August 26, 2006 08:16 PM

Explosives. Fire and explosives, definately.

On top of the fireworks stash blogless bro Jay would bring back from missourra every year, I must have emptied the powder out of at least ten boxes of shotgun shells growing up... (mental note to self: Keep black powder locked up away from Elderspawn...)

A close second would be my erector set. My dad got me the biggest one they made when I was eight. It had motors and all kinds of neat shit. I used to make motorized death traps for my action figures (the ones I didn't blow up and/or set on fire).

Some of the games we used to play in the neighborhood (mainly me, Jay, and Littlejoe) were ball tag (using a basketball), rock tag (when we had no ball), Ninja (which consisted of unsuccessfully trying to catch metal tipped darts we'd throw at each other), and over the top rope battle royal pool wrasslin' (where you would get tossed over the four foot edge onto the landscaping rocks... I'm still undefeated champion).

I just realized that this explains sooooo much...

Posted by: Graumagus at August 27, 2006 12:01 AM

I played library ALONE...
school ALONE
Barbies alone

I also pretended I was Barbara Walters, and gave tours, and interviewed people like Wonder Woman etc...

yeah, interveiwing and chatting up non existant people....

My Dear Sister was 7 years older, and no one in neighborhood was my age until we moved when I was 12. Then I played baseball an football almost daily...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at August 27, 2006 07:46 PM
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