“Did you feel less loved because you had less toys?” I asked my son who’d just told me the reason he didn’t invite friends over was because we didn’t have many toys.”
“One of my friends asked why I didn’t have many toys.”
My daughter piped in, “I bet I know who.” My son nodded at the name.
“Yeah, they had lots of toys,” she said.
Growing up, I played with dolls and balls. But climbing trees and creating an imaginary world out of what I could find were my favorite forms of entertainment. And back in olden days, I don’t remember large stores dedicated to toys. So I guess I assumed that was enough for my children too.