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  •  Your fondness for a Tonka Truck reminds me (6+ / 0-)

    of my daughter's own preferences: she plays with cars, not dolls. But she takes these cars to bed with her, unlike you.

    Not how I did when I was her age, building roads & bridges then driving the cars over my creations. No, there's a mommy car & a daddy car & a baby car--all models from the "Cars" movie franchise, who live in the doll house she got for Christmas. (She's not interested in the dolls that came with it.) And the baby car keeps getting kidnapped by evil creatures. First it was the evil "diggers", aka construction vehicles; then it was evil animals like a plastic giraffe & zebra; lately, though, it's been these dinosaurs.

    (I won't mention the fact these cars have a disappointing tendency to die. "Die" as in meet their maker -- although since we had to put one of our cats to sleep none of the cars have died. And one thing about cars dying is that someone can always be a mechanic & make them as good as new again--which one can't do with living things like cats.)

    My daughter definitely has a different kind of imagination than I had at her age.

    •  I never played "Mommy and Daddy and the kids" (5+ / 0-)

      I think I had two toys that were married, but they were superheroes together.  Then I started making my own toys out of pipe cleaners, and they were all either jockeys (pastiches of Walter Farley) or warriors (Mary Sues for LOTR).

      Thank God my mother was a tolerant woman.  Otherwise I might have ended up in therapy as an eight year old for NOT playing house.....

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