I also have a confession.
I got birth around the time of Banjo-Tooie coming out. Which means I'm probably quite a bit younger than some of you. (I'm 16)
Luckily, they had an N64 at my school. So when I was about 6-9 years old, I played Banjo-Kazooie and Tooie an the N64 while waiting for my parents to pick me up on the way home from work. That meant around 3 hours of playtime each day!
They later scrapped the N64 for a Wii, which made me buy the games and console for myself.
So I guess that Banjo was a part of my childhood, just not at the same time as all of you.