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Old 11-30-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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With Christmas around the corner, this seemed pertinent. Enjoy!

The 5 Best Toys of All Time | GeekDad | Wired.com
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Hey, my favorite joke!!

What's brown and sticky?
A stick.

I always laugh uproariously when I tell it, because whomever I tell generally looks so nonplussed.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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My kids are 12, 15 and 17 and they will all play with:

Sticks
Boxes
String
Cardboard Tubes
Dirt

They truly are the 5 best toys of all time. Great article!
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: here
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love it!
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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It's funny. My daughter would look at a stick as a magic wand, or maybe a baton to twirl in a marching band or to conduct an orchestra. My son looks at a stick and sees a sword.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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That's funny. My son sees every stick as a sword or lightsaber, and my daughter sees it as a creature that needs to be taken care of.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Ah, it's the little things in life...
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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OK so can we get away with putting these 5 things under the tree and be done with Christmas?
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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I have an 18 year old who still plays with sticks; any kind of stick. We have a few walking sticks we fished from the lake many springs ago. No bark and washed nice and smooth. Curtain rods and broomsticks work as well.

All those things: Stick, string, dirt, box and tube are what makes for a good time as a child. We didn't have much growing up. We had to improvise.
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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The first time my son was able to stand on his tippy toes and dig around in his box of toys I couldn't wait to see what he would pull out. It was the cardboard paper towel tube. I'm glad we buy his toys second hand. The tube, well, that we bought new!
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