Monday, February 14, 2011

Week 7 of 52: Toys

Week 7: Toys:  What was your favorite childhood toy? Is it still being made in some form today?

This subject has been covered in some previous Memory Monday posts:

Memory Monday: Favorite Toys

Memory Monday: My Playhouse

Memory Monday: Lost Things

But of all these things, what was my favorite toy?

I think the answer can be found in my earliest memory (from “Memory Monday: Running Away”):

“I remember when we lived in our house in Cabazon, California (talk about desolate…) that I crawled out of my crib one day. I must have managed to do it without cracking my skull open. If my memory does not deceive me, the incentive was to get to my fluffy new robe, which was white and had a pocket into which I could slip the first present I ever remember getting – a box of eight Crayola crayons. New, pointy crayons with that new crayon smell.”

I think a new box of Crayola crayons probably tops all of the dolls and gadgets. They smell good, they look good, and there is no limit to the possibilities of what you can create with them.


  1. I will never forget the delightful smell when you open a brand new box of Crayola crayons! Great post!

  2. You nailed it! Color crayons are our first foray into that magical world of creativity -- even when we don't even know what that means.

  3. Dorene - Yes, that smell still transport me back to my childhood!

    Joan - Exactly - there just seemed to be no end of possibilities with crayons!