Play Time

Do you play in your daily life? What says “playtime” to you?

I am a gadget fan, but despite being a fair craftsman, I never inherited the mechanical skills for taking things apart and putting them together that my father possessed. But I love to watch them whirr, turn and do something on the tabletop. I am continuously tempted by mechanical toys meant for my cat or dog – it’s a toss-up as to who is most entertained by them.

The other night I was having a conversation with one of my sons. He’d found a website with numerous kits for gizmos. Whatchamacallits. and gadgets. We spent a half-hour touring the site and appreciating the goodies on sale there.

I recalled Tom Paxton’s song The Marvelous Toy this morning.

The song sums it up so well:

One Reply to “Play Time”

  1. I don’t remember hearing this song, but that doesn’t mean much. What is playtime to me? I think it’s time to sit with a book that takes me away from the world. I always tell people that we didn’t have toys growing up but in later years, I made crafting and sewing my fun though it’s often challenging. More expensive toys than those of most children. It’s a good thing to think about.

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