Chairman of the bored
This past weekend my 7 and 8 yr old nephews showed me their rather large Playstation 2, Sega, Xbox, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, PC (is there some other game platform I am missing?) game collection. It was impressive, but at the same time I was struck by the lack of other types of toys the kids had. I mean, my brother has dutifully provided them with baseball gloves, hockey sticks and other sports related acoutrements so they don't turn into total little butterballs, but I didn't see yo yos or other 'portable' toys. I remember when I was a kid it was a big deal to bring certain toys to school that you could play with before/after school or at recess. I remember there were several fads - there was a big yo yo craze and I don't know if anyone remembers 'Klackers' - two plastic balls connected at either end of a string that you would knock together to make a 'klacking' sound - it looked cool too. I also remember these top-like things called 'wizzers' were a big deal at one point (I think in my parents day marbles were all the rage). I wonder if maybe my nephews are just wierd or do kids nowadays just not play with non-electronic toys?