This week, Carole asked us to think back to childhood and share a list of games we played.
2. TV shows. The four or five youngest of us in my neighborhood liked to re-inact our favorite tv shows. Land of the Lost was a big favorite, as was Charlie's Angels.
3. Spit. My oldest sister and I played this by the hour, and I still love a good game of spit.
4. Reading catalogs. Is that a game? Well, even if not, I certainly spent many, many hours poring over the Enchanted Dollhouse catalog.
5. Hide and Go Seek. I loved that thrill of hiding out. I was not so keen on being the seeker.
6. Field. Again, not really a game, but a big part of my childhood. We had a huge field across the stream behind our house that developers had started to dig up, but then stopped. We played endlessly on the huge mounds of dirt and explored the area for hours on end. As a young teenager, I borrowed my older sister's skis and learned to cross-country ski there.
7. Monopoly. As the youngest of five kids, I often had to beg for siblings to play with me. This was one of my faves.
8. Dress up. I had a rich fantasy life, even as a child. I liked to listen to my records and tapes of fairy tales and dress up and dream. On the back of this picture, my mom wrote that my gram had made the hat, and I wouldn't take it off for anything~not even bath time!
9. Tree climbing. Well, there was only tree I really liked to climb, and I was pretty adept at doing so with a book in tow. I felt so free and secure on my favorite branch.
10. Monkey bars. We just called the contraption, which would probably never be sold today, "the bars". It was red. It folded in half. It could easily tumble down or pinch a kid's fingers. But, man, did my sisters and I spend hours flipping around that thing, playing at being gymnasts.
It seems like there were a hundred other games and things I loved to do to occupy my time as a kid. How about you? What was your favorite game as a child?