What's the holiday season without toys?
This time of year always brings back memories of my favorite playthings of the 1960s, a time long before electronics and sparkly UGGS. It was an era where we were encouraged to use our imaginations and airplane glue. Dolls didn't move or require batteries.
My favorite toys of all time were...
- A perfume-making kit
- Creepy Crawlers
- Easy Bake Oven (which used the same technology as Creepy Crawlers)
- Jigsaw puzzles (the more pieces the better!)
- Kissy and Patty Playpal (although this creepy video scares me!)
- Barbie and Midge and their huge selection of clothes
- The Viewmaster
- Scrabble (words...words...words!)
- The Remco Little Red Spinning Wheel (now available on Etsy for a mere $14! Maybe I should buy it!)
So, what does this list say about me? I guess that I always liked to create and build and solve puzzles and to make things light up and make noise. I had a girly-girl side too, obviously. I liked to cook stuff (food and scary bugs), play dress-up, and create stuff out of wool. All of these passions still live on.
I'm building websites and blogs rather than dressing a plastic girl for the prom...my phonograph has been replaced by Spotify...I view pix on Instagram not Viewmasters...and I display my wool creations on Pinterest and Facebook rather than my mother's walls. But I still have my toys. I hope I'll always remember how to play!