January 31st, 2011


The toys of my childhood...

I love this photo.

For one, footie pajamas. For two, it was before I got my jaw fixed, so the "I'm'a hurt you!" underbite was still there.

But mostly it's the toys.

I have VERY vivid, visceral memories of several of the toys in the photo. First and foremost, the McDonald's playset. Holy crap, it had a drive through. And a cash register. And trays with drawings of food on it!!! I just remember how important it was to serve folks food, even if they were just little square headed plastic people.

There was also the Fisher Price Little People Play Family Action Garage -- you can see it in the upper left corner of the picture behind the horse. Cars drove in here. And there was an elevator that took them to the roof where they could park. Or drive back down. Or drive PART way down and park on the middle level. And it had a gas pump. And a car lifter thingy to fix it. And a separate elevator for people.

And side by side, these were my town. And I would use the Legos to build houses so that the people who went to McDonalds and parked in the Garage had somewhere to live.

I may have had the best childhood of any childhood in the history of the universe.