“We’re not in this life just to work, we’re in it to live.”
Cecelia Ahern “The Gift”
We’re talking Child’s Play today…
Where do I start? I grew up in a block of apartments, with lots of kids around. School finished at about 1 pm and there was always someone around to have a play with. It was great. Obviously we played all sorts of games, the simple ones from hide and seek, to ball games, snow fights in winter, table tennis, we had a small sandpit in front of the house, I remember we (more the older kids though) built a massive “spaceship”. It was super cool. I loved loved loved Chinese jump rope. I think we did that day in and day out.
During Winter, we were out tobogganing most days.
On weekends when most of the kids were around, we did the big games like a mini version of baseball, soccer or other group games. I have very fond memories of that time!
At home, we usually played board games. Mum always made sure we got a board game for Christmas – the traditional ones from Monopoly, Cluedo, Mastermind, Scrabble, Scotland Yard, Rummy or a game called (translated!) “Europe Travel”. It was possibly my favourite.
Then of course, we had a small Carrera race track, Playmobil and the good old Barbie
There was tons to do… shame the kids nowadays are missing out on it.
Tell me, what was your favourite toy/game when you were a child?