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We all had favorite toys growing up–what were yours? Give us your top 10 favorite ways to play as a kid.
Well, I had an older sister, so I pretty much liked to play any way she liked to play. But I’m sure I had my own thoughts somewhere in there, too. (Lord knows I do now.)
Here’s a list of 10 fun ways I liked to play as a child, in almost no particular order (the top spot is/was definitely my favorite):
- BOOKS. My favorite book in first grade (and one I still read annually) was Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.
- Barbies. We had a Barbie RV and a dream house (my grandparents sort of spoiled us rotten).
- My Little Ponies.
- Dancing. My sister and I used to make up dances (which usually involved me trying to emulate her moves) a lot. My dad still has video evidence somewhere.
- Hair and makeup. My mom still has photographic evidence of our makeovers, questionable hair-feathering included. When we got younger siblings this got even more fun. We liked to dress up our brother in fun doll dresses and put makeup on him. Poor kid.
- Outside. I grew up in a house with a 2+ acre yard and a huge circle drive. It was fantastic. The trampoline was definitely my favorite, but we had a lot of space for bike-riding, too. My grandparents had a pool, so that was a big favorite, too.
- Writing. I would fill notebooks with nonsense. And record down my favorite books (who knows why). And write down all of the words as I watched movies (pausing and rewinding a lot, of course).
- Nintendo. I remember when we got the original Nintendo with the running mat and the duck hunt gun. Oh, man, we loved those games.
- Piano. We took lessons and I really loved playing for awhile, and would practice a lot.
- Mini-golf. One of my dad’s favorite things to do with us on weekends was to play mini-golf, probably because he loves golf so much. It was so great.
Not really of my childhood, but a picture of my girl on the side of my mom’s house, in front of my childhood backyard. (September 2012 – my wee Eriana!)
Okay, FINE. I’m on the right, holding my baby sister. The date on the photo is accurate.