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In ‘Written in Love‘ by Kathleen Fuller, Phoebe Bontrager accidentally sends a letter to the wrong person. Jalon Chupp accidentally falls in love with Phoebe through these letters. Jalon also accidentally finds out that Phoebe has a young son, Malachi. Along the way Jalon bonds with Malachi over a toy yo-yo. What was your favorite childhood toy?
Some of you may not be surprised by this answer, I didn’t play with toys! Reading was always my thing. I started reading at age three and I can’t recall any favorite toys. I do remember that my favorite book as a toddler was one called Archie Angel—a book written in the 1950’s by Margot Austin. It’s likely out of print these days but I carried that book everywhere. I wish I still had it.
By the time I was six, I was reading Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. I guess I’ve always been a weird duck. So, yeah…I can’t recall ever having a favorite toy. I do remember asking for a Baby Alive when I was eight. I was so disappointed that eating was mechanical and that the bottle ran straight through. I just couldn’t get the whole play thing. I guess I had been expecting a baby doll with the actual ability to eat, pee and poop. Odd duck indeed…
What about you? Did you play with toys? Did you have a favorite?