Tuesday, May 8, 2012

On Childhood Play

When I read this post by Joanna on advice on kids' toys, I thought about the great fun my brother and I had with basic, random toys. Toys in those innocent days were such a treat, and the more expensive ones were stored carefully in their boxes. We still have them today!

Being the older kids in the clan, we got our fair share of toys at Christmas and birthdays. As our aunts like to say, we were so lucky. But I really had the most fun with our lego sets (we played for countless hours over many years!) and masak-masak where we (I) played house and make-believe and made up all sorts of quests and adventures largely revolving around keeping house in the woods and gathering firewood* and food (reminiscent of the famous five....my favorite title was Five Run Away Together...thanks, Enid Blyton).

Years later, I would continue my love of play by making quests for my young cousins..and yes I do believe I'm still at it with my friends' kids. Camping time!

*Firewood? In Singapore? Haha.

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