do you still keep your childhood toys?

Philippines
September 27, 2007 5:10pm CST
When I was much younger I always love having stuff toys of any kind. I have in fact collected more than a hundreds. Some bought by my parents and siblings for me, others given to me by our family friends, grandparents, godparents, and friends. I realized, after more than three decades I sitll have some of them. Those are well taken cared of like my "real" friends. That when I look at them, I reminince the memories that goes along with them. Do you still keep your childhood toys What are those and why?
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@vinzen (1022)
• India
28 Sep 07
Oh yes, i have about 5-6 of my favorite child hoods toys still kept with me and they are so precious to me, as they carry such precious memories with them, and i have even tagged them on the back side the date and whom it was gifted to me by. I just have always kept them with me, right from the time i remember and even when i was younger, i used to keep them by my side and when i was in college too they remained with me. So those remained with me even after my marriage and when i had my kids, they did play with those same toys for a while then i kept them aside, so that they dont get spoilt, and now that i am nearnign 40, they are my treasured possessions, kpet safely in my cupboard. Yes, they carry those moments and each time i see them i remember how they were either gifted as my first gifts by my gradfather, relatives, aunts and it brings back those memories just looking at those toys, of course with time they are loosing their original form, but they still are my precious.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 07
We are on the same boat. I also tag most of my favorite toys of the date it was given to me and whom.
@vinzen (1022)
• India
9 Oct 07
Thanks for marking this as the best response, i appreciate that. Have a nice day :)
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• Philippines
10 Oct 07
You're welcome!
@jcyap888 (721)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
yes i have lots of toys that i kept for, and now its my kids turn to use and kept them for there kids too.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 07
That is a nice legacy. Not all toys and designs stays for long. Children will appreciate our old toys because they find it "unique".
@jcyap888 (721)
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
now toys are not very strong and very brittle that you can not kept for a long time, maybe you find a broken for a months or days.
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• Philippines
1 Oct 07
You've said it right.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
27 Sep 07
I don't have any childhood toys now. They are all gone, but my son has a lot of toys and they are still placed in boxes and well kept. He is fifteen and no longer plays with those childhood toys and he has given some of the toys to his young cousin to play with.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 07
How kind-hearted your son is for sharing his toys to his cousins.
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• China
27 Sep 07
Thank you for saying so, friend.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 07
You are welcome!
@youless (93690)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Oct 07
Yes, I still keep some of my childhood toys and books. Now my son is three years old, and he will play my toys and unfortunately he already broke some of them. Otherwise I can even leave them to my grand child:)
• Philippines
22 Oct 07
That is nice to know. Hope your grand child will still be able to play it.
@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
13 Oct 07
The only thing I still have from my childhood is my baby blanket and I'll never let that go. My grandmother made me that when she found out my mom was pregnant with me.
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• Philippines
15 Oct 07
Oh that is so sweet of you!
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
my only remaining toys are my sailormoon text cards and paper dolls. ^__^;; I used to make my own paper dolls and dresses but either I got tired of it, threw it, made a new one, or gave it to somebody. I actually bought my sailormoon paper dolls when I was already in highschool and y'know what.. I didn't really bought it. well, not directly. I used to ask my nieces to buy them for me. LOL some of my collections were just given to me by them. ^__^;; I had so many other toys like those kitchen utensils toys, I had so many of them because I liked cutting up leaves and flowers and "cooking" them. LOL but I didn't keep it coz it either got lost, thrown away or given to my cousins. ^__^ I also had jumping ropes, rubber bands ^__^;;, play money, and others wich are not worth keeping. LOL
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• Philippines
1 Oct 07
Oh you have a lot of disposal toys. lol But I like your toys, I still have some of those,too.
• India
30 Sep 07
Ya i do keep my childhood toys afely,some of my old cars have lost its tyres but still i treasure i also keep a count of how many toys i have i will keep it till my end so that even my child can see the things with which i lived my childhood
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• Philippines
1 Oct 07
We have the same idea.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
30 Sep 07
I think the ONLY thing I still have from my childhood would be the stuffed bear my foster mother had bought me for my first Christmas before finding out that I'd not be with her since I'd been adopted...Its in rough shape these days LOL but I still have it and it means the world to me :-D
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• Philippines
30 Sep 07
That is so touching. I hope you could take good care of it till the end.
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
30 Sep 07
i did try to keep them but lose it ...since i cant say no to relatives who ask for toys for their children...but i like to collect one..
• Philippines
30 Sep 07
I hope you could collect. It gives a good feeling.
• India
28 Sep 07
Nah, I never keep my childhood toys Ok. You can find their spare parts in the banker.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 07
Thanks for replying.
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
I don't. As a kid, I was more into books. I don't even like Barbie dolls or any dolls or other toys. Sure, I have some of them but I don't really see them as precious stuff. Usually I'd love those toys for a short while and then I'd gladly pass on to others or throw away :)
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• Philippines
28 Sep 07
I see. For sure you have a lot of books now.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
Unfortunately, all the toys I used to have were given already to some of our relatives and other children who would really need it. Some broken, some are still in good condition. I'd rather share them to others, than let it rot in our storage rooms.
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
That is a kind act of you.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
28 Sep 07
I have also kept some dols i had in cvhildhood. The doll cot is also there. Most of my dolls are as it is as they were in my childhood. But nowadays i don't have time to see them.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 07
At least you were able to keep some. If you already finds time, for sure you will look at it again.
• China
28 Sep 07
hi, you are luck to receive so many toys, and still have some of them. when i was a child, our country was so poor that we had no toys, we even didnt know what toys mean. so i received no toys and have no toys now.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 07
That is very saddening to know. I hope children in your country nowadays do enjoy playing with toys.
@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Sep 07
I have No Toys from childhood!!When I was born the toy was really rear!!I can remember a little doll ,but I can not remember what happened with her!As a child I was playing with little pieces of stone or wood and with boll ,off course!!Silvana
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• Philippines
28 Sep 07
I see, so you don't really have toys to enjoy then. But it is okay, toys are not everything in this world.
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
Wow that's wonderful! How I wish I had doen that. . . I don't even remember my toys when I was still a child. My mother never showered us with many toys. I'll just keep my child's toys so that she will appreciate it when she'll have a family of her own.
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• Philippines
28 Sep 07
Much better! The kids will appreciate it if they see their toys during their childhood days that are still intact and in good condition.
@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
27 Sep 07
I have board games from when I was younger, but nothing else really. We have yard sales all the time to get rid of the stuff, not because we don't want them around anymore, but because it's best to get rid of all of it to make more room.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 07
And you love board games,too. Garage sale is also common here. But maybe I just have strong attachment with those toys left that is why they are still with me.
@Buggheart (446)
• United States
27 Sep 07
I have a few. I have 2 board games that I used to play all the time when I was a kid but most of the toys I kept are stuff animals. I managed to whittle them down to just one box full of the ones that are special to me or really cute.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 07
So, you love board games,too. That is very nice. I,too seemd to keep only those stuff toys that has sentimental values to me.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
27 Sep 07
The only childhood toys I still have are a few board games like scrabble and battleship. The few stuffed animals that I own are from my adult days.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 07
I like also board games during my much younger years but I already lost them. Good thig you still have them with you.
• United States
22 Oct 07
When I was growing up, my dad threw away my toys as I got older. It makes me sad now that I dont remember that much from my past.