Aloha and TGIF everyone!
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the Mr. Linky there if you are participating.
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My question this week is inspired by memories from my childhood.
Was there a toy that you always wanted as a child that you never received for one reason or another? If so what was it and did you purchase it for your children?
Growing up the kids in our neighborhood were always outside in the summer. We were a very close group of kids. We would play on swing sets, ride bikes, sit outside and sing, walk to the park, write newspapers for our block, and do anything we could to be together and enjoy the freedom of the summer.
Even with all of this I recall always wishing that I had a toy outside. For some strange reason I always wished that my parents had bought my brother and me the Little Tykes Cozy Coupe. I thought it would be so fun for imagine play. As an adult babysitting for children I secretly hoped that some day I would be able to get one for my children.
We never did buy a Cozy Coupe when NHL was younger. I think we always wanted activities that would keep him on his feet to work on his low muscle tone. Still he loved them when he had the chance to use them here and there.
Fast forward to Saturday. My parents came home from buying some bagels to take to the lake. There was a big garage sale set up across the street from their house. They went over and saw some toys. They are always looking for things to keep at their house for the grand kids. They bought a few items including . . . you guessed it a Cozy Coupe for a few dollars.
NHL was thrilled, but JSL was in his glory. He was able to play with it and be outside on his own. Here he is playing on it Thursday afternoon.
Mama is definitely living her childhood dream watching her little guy enjoy!