We've already established that I was a bit of a tomboy; I'd play with anything muddy, loud, sticky, or potentially dangerous and it drove Momma crazy. As a young girl with primarily male friends I was used to playing rough and action based pretend play involving super heroes, cops, robbers, and cowboys. But my favorite toys were the ones Momma wouldn't allow in the house. In fact, if I picked something up at the toy store and it immediately solicited a concerned face and "Not in my house!" from Momma, it made me want it even more. Naturally, she was only looking out for me, or her good China, but the same fascination with loud, obnoxious, potentially fast moving toys still lingers today.
What Daughter Says: Some of the best toys require a trip to the park or backyard!