What kind of games did you play as a child?
Sometimes I wonder what the youth of today would do with themselves if they went back to a time where there were not a billion electronic devices to entertain them. These days even the BABY DOLLS have to DO something for kids to watn them.
When I was little, I lived out in the middle of nowhere. There were no other kids for me to play with. I don't think anyone my age even lived anywhere near me.
On most weekends I went to stay with my Granny, and got to play with my friend Tracy then. She lived a few houses down and we were nearly inseparable on weekends and during the summer months.
We almost always played Cowboys. We each would be ranchers, with tons of horses or cows. Our bikes were our horses that we rode. (Mine was always a nearly wild black stallion with a white mane and tail). I also always had a pet wolf.
Even when we played barbie, which wasn't too often because I hated barbies, I made my barbie be a cowgirl. In fact, I don't have any of my barbies anymore, but I still have my barbie horse. His name was Bandit. It was ALWAYS Bandit.
At home, all alone, I often continued to play cowboys. I still had my trusty horse, after all. And in some ways it was even better, out in the country. My imigination could always run wild.