I was very lucky growing up in the fact I always had plenty of things to do and play with, of course I didn't always realise this and used to drive my Mum crazy with repeatedly whining 'Muuuuum I'm bored' I did suffer from a huge lack of imagination and I hope Leo doesn't take after me in that respect - it seems so far though he's streets ahead of me already in that respect!
I remember setting up my Sindy house and dressing the dolls and then not really knowing what to 'do' with them, once I'd played the same thing each time with them - Wedding, with Sindy marrying Ken, (while Barbie was bridesmaid in what now seems a bizarre love triangle kind of fashion!) My favourite part was organising the wedding, setting up the house and the chairs, arranging the food and dressing the dolls only to then be a bit stumped for further scenarios to act out!
Looking back it appears that all my playing was based in reality, as you can see in this photo from 1981.
This is me playing 'house' in our dog's kennel which became mine as the dog never used it!
I loved my little house and you can see it became very well equipped with table and chair, (almost) fitted carpets, and pots and pans. In the edge of the photo you can see my baby's cot and pushchair, I am guessing the baby was asleep and I was therefore having a nice sit down and cup of tea!
Yep, certainly realistic - you will rarely see me running around doing housework instead of having a rest while a baby sleeps!
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