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November 30, 2012

Stick it to 'em this Christmas

(Continued)

According to (trumpets again) The National Toy Hall of Fame, "Children find sticks an endless source of make-believe fun. Sticks can turn into swords, magic wands, majorette batons, fishing poles, and light sabers. When children pretend with sticks, they cultivate their creativity and develop their imaginations."

Well, okay; I guess all of that is true. However, if a stick is going to make the cut, what about, gee, I don't know, everything else in the world? Isn't that the case with every single object when you are a kid? Isn't that the beauty of childhood? Everything is anything when you're a child.

But here's the plan. Every child on your list should get a stick. Think how thrilled they will be. It can be anything! It's the ultimate gift. According to (the trumpets are really getting old) The National Toy Hall of Fame, "Sticks are not only possibly the oldest toys, they're possibly the best!"

How can you go wrong with that? I say you can't. In fact, the stick has me so intrigued, I'm calling it sticks all around this year. Heck, what makes an adult feel as good as a toy that reminds them of their youth. I can just imagine the joy on my daughters' faces when they check their stockings this year.

You know what? Just because I'm feeling so hap, happy this year, I'm going to go ahead and send sticks to Tom, Shirley, and Li'l for Christmas this year. You know, on the off chance that we actually have one.

- Rebecca Todd is a freelance writer and the author of the book "What's the Point" available at booklocker.com. Contact her at btodd@tds.net.

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