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.