Jakesprinters Sunday Theme this week is toys and the first thing I thought about was the excitement of Christmas past when our kids would get us up well before dawn to see what Santa had brought. Santa started coming Christmas Eve after I complained to him that I wasn’t getting enough sleep. Of course they didn’t have digital anything back then, so I had to go through my old snapshots. These pictures were taken in the early 70’s.
I also thought of this picture that was taken with one of those way-back picture taking machines. This is a Christmas picture of me playing with my toys taken in 1946.
As I was looking through my box of old pictures, the ones I enjoyed the most involved the kids finding their own “toys”. We provided toys for our kids, but because we didn’t have a lot of extra money they didn’t have an overabundance. They had a lot of fun, however, with Daddy’s clip-on tie and baseball cap, water, kitchen objects that were safe and in the bottom drawers, and of course all the big-people tools of everyday life. Take a peak.