When I was a kid, I treated my Tamagotchi pets like they were my children — and I still fondly look back on the days when caring for egg-shaped electronic animals was the extent of my worries.

Growing up, I had a pretty extensive collection of the little guys that I brought everywhere with me.

I named them, bragged about them and valued them more than my other (living) pets.

I’m not ashamed, though. I’m sure you treated your toys the same exact way.

tamagotchi pets in hands