I have been keeping my teddy bear over 40 years, I am attached to my teddy bear that my aunt gave to my brother. I stole from him. Although it has changed color, I can't bear to throw it away. Do you still keep your childhood toys?
I didn't save much... my brother found our old stash of Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars way in the back of the closet at our Mom's house a while ago, which my two sons (ages 8 and 12) gratefully inherited.
I kept all of my stuffed animals and books, and now my daughter uses them. I'm glad I kept them, it's cool seeing her get enjoyment out of the stuff I did when I was little. Plus it saves having to buy stuff!
I keep only the sentimental toys, like the ones given to me by people who have passed, and they are in good condition so I keep them in the family. I let my cousins and their children enjoy them when they come over like I did when I was a child.
Of course. I had to offload a bunch of them, every time I moved. I had to get rid of my favorite stuffed dog, last year, when one of my cats had a bladder problem on it. I hated to throw it out, before I moved, since that my first stuffed animal I've gotten when I was little from my mother. I've kept some of mine now.
Childhood toys always carry so many memories; maybe they were there when you were sick, had a bad day, cuddled that teddy bear after having a nightmare, or were a gift from a loved one. I still have many of my childhood toys. Maybe I'll give them to my own kids one day (in the very distant future!).
I have two totes in my garage filled with my old action figures (mostly star wars and jurassic park). I don't imagine them increasing in value over time, I think I'm just a hoarder. Plus, I was meticulous with my toys, so the thought of them getting destroyed by someone else is too much for me to handle. I'm just lucky I got them into two totes because I had considerably more than that growing up.
I would have, I had a toy stuffed Chimp, I called Mugsy. It was taken away from me because It was considered inappropriate by my mother. I was told it was my fault that I had lost it, except I always put on my bed when I went to school. To this day I am unhappy about it.
No, I don't have any childhood toys with me now. May be I was not so emotional then. But over the years I have accumulated things given as gifts (this includes handwritten letters) by my dear ones. And I also get a lot of flak for it.
I wish I had saved my old toys. I remember I had a real Shirley Temple doll that I kept very nice. I gave it away when I was a teen and now I can only imagine what it would be worth. My husband saved his prized comic books and now some of them are quite valuable.
Peach purple, I wish I had been lucky enough to have saved my toys. I am from a large family, so they were just handed down. I do have one sister that got a gift of a Bride doll, and she saved it and still has it today. Another sister got a large doll that when you lift her arm she walks, and she saved that one also. I used to love to give all the dolls in our toy chest, new hair do's, and at times I styled them with a new haircut. LOL! I later went on to Cosmetology school. I have fond memories of growing up in a large family. I do have a few items I had put away that my mom gave me and one was a Cinderella watch I received around age 7, a cream colored scarf an Aunt made me, and a Large strawberry potholder my younger brother made for me~he passed in 2003. I do cherish my childhood memories and gifts.
Generally, no, except for story books. That Grimm's Fairytales book has barely held together with its yellowing pages and old-fashioned, stringed binding. It's been kept nevertheless and sits in the farmhouse to this day on the bookshelf that I bought when in college.
I do keep creations my children have made for me, though.
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