What toys do you remember from your childhood? What did you like to do to entertain yourself? Did you mostly play inside or outside? Did you ride a bike all over the neighborhood? Play baseball in the backyard? Basketball in the driveway? Did you have to "get permission" to play at a friend's house, or were you and your friends back and forth between houses all the time? If you had siblings, was there a distinction between your toys and theirs? Did you "inherit" any toys from older siblings? What were the "fad" or "must-have" toys of your generation? Did you parents buy them? Was there a toy you always wanted and never got to have?
Yes, I had a Chatty Cathy doll and yes, that was also one of my nicknames. I guess I talked all the time. I guess I still do. hahaha I loved this doll, until I left it laying on the garage floor and my dad ran over it.
I loved playing jacks.
And I remember having this style of skate and skating around and around in circles in our garage singing.
I know I had lots of other dolls and toys, but these are the specific things I remember. I know we spent hours and hours outside playing on the swingset and in the sandbox and riding bikes, etc. We spent most of the time outside in the summer. I also remember from time to time we'd get a big appliance box of some type and we'd spend days and weeks playing in that box. We'd make submarines and all kinds of stuff with a box. I also spent lots of time playing with my dolls and pretending I was the mommy. And we used to play church too. We'd use the staircase as the pews and someone would preach and someone would take up the offering. We had a blast! I really don't remember ever being bored as a child. May have been. Guess I'd have to ask my mom that question. But with 5 kids, there was almost always someone to play with.