But I’m really thinking about the toys of my childhood. I loved Lego. By the time I was 9 or 10, I had vast amounts of the stuff and would spend countless hours building ever more elaborate structures. (I was certain that, like my grandfather and uncle, I would become an architect… until I discovered that you had to be good at things like math and drawing!)
My other passion was model cars. I had – honestly – hundreds of them. If any of them got scratched or beaten-up, they were instantly downgraded to “demolition derby duty.” I still have a small collection of model cars – from vintage to modern – that sit along the top of my bookcases at home. Every time I visit a new country, I always bring home a car or a bus to add to my collection. They still make me smile.
Did/do you have a favorite toy?