Bloganuary Day 4: Childhood Toy

What was your favourite toy as a child?

Today’s Prompt:

What was your favourite childhood toy?

Note: Day 3 Prompt was “When was the last time you left your comfort zone?” I already did that post about my Mum’s emergency and how I handled that. I have spent a lot of time talking about that and I’m really not interested in saying it again.

Background:

By the time I was 11 years old, I lived in four countries and moved six times within the USA. I learned early on that I had to get rid of toys before I moved. There were some precious childhood toys that I clung onto, and guess what? I still have them. Those toys were a symbol of stability for me in a world where I never knew where I would be living from one year to the next. I certainly didn’t understand the “why” of moving when I was a kid. It doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s normal to crave stability.

Anyway, here are the childhood toys that have gone with me everywhere:

My Answer:

  • The blanket I got when I was born: I kid you not, up until I moved to Canada, it has been with me everywhere!
  • American Girl dolls: I have Addy and Kirsten. I remember being the only one for a long time who had Kirsten. The books are incredible too! When I moved to England, it was harder to stay on top of the new books and dolls that American Girl released, but then the internet got better, so I played catch up.
  • Mementos from travelling: I keep adding to that collection.

Right now, I am not able to share photos of these things, but I will someday. I still have to move them up to Canada. I have a theory that our lives reflect what childhood toys we love. It’s certainly true for me, but that’s because

So, that’s my answer. What do you think? Do you remember your favourite childhood toy?

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30 thoughts on “Bloganuary Day 4: Childhood Toy

  1. I grew up on five continents. I had a favorite doll. Beautiful doll I got in Japan with kimono. I slept with it every night growing up. When I left home my parents kept a box of my things. That doll and a few other odds and ends. On their last move back to the US they threw it out. I never could figure out why. I was very upset. As you say It must have been a symbol of stability. My mother’s reaction was – you hadn’t looked in that box for years. But my thought was – I always knew it was there.

  2. I still have my America Girl Dolls! (And I still play with them) 😝 plus I have two little blankets that I’ve had since I was born, as well as a Build-A-Bear teddy bear 🧸

  3. I’ve held onto the first stuffed animal that was ever given to me. It’s a bit ratty and tattered, but I’ve never been able to part with it. It’s nice to have these mementos from our childhood.

      1. Hmmm interesting! Ok I’ll do it! Are you gonna pick a random one or do you have favorites? I only know the first ones, Samantha, Kirsten, Molly, and then Felicity. But I’ll read any of them!

  4. I am having trouble with this prompt, but I sure enjoyed your response. I wish I had my first blanket. I don’t even have muy son’s. Thank you for helping me think about the blankets.

  5. I had a childhood toy I’d named Elsa… I haven’t moved around with my parents but I just know that even if I leave my comfort zone elsewhere, as far as the toy will be there, it’ll give me a sense of comfort and warmth. πŸ’†πŸ˜Š

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