Lyz Lenz is a writer and blogger. She lives in Iowa where houses are super cheap, but there is no one to hear you scream. She doesn't really like corn. Her writing has been featured on MSNBC, AOL, Forbes, XOJane, The Hairpin, and Mental Floss to name a few. She is also a blogger for TruTv, the Huffington Post, The Real Moms of Eastern Iowa (which is just about as cool as it sounds) and of course, Mom.me. She also runs a blog over on LyzLenz.com where she overshares all over the internet.
What was your favorite toy as a child?
My favorite toy as a child was this four-foot long, stuffed yellow banana that I bought at a garage sale at the age of five with my allowance. It cost a quarter. That banana was a canoe for rafting down the dining room, a bunker for hiding after I threw a cardboard grenade at my brother, and the perfect reading pillow. The banana was lost in the great lice epidemic of 1990. I've still never forgiven my parents for throwing it away.