This post goes back to March last year and is one of the first posts I shared on the blog, this post always reminds me of how much my son has grown up. I’m linking this post up to The Theme Game this week, with Redpeffer and The Reading Residence, two lovely bloggers who I got to finally meet last month at Blog Camp. This week the theme is children, well I only have one, but I’ve learnt how emotionally attached you can get to the things your children love. Items that are part of their journey through life.
We said goodbye to my son’s first sit-on car last week. I got rather emotional 🙁 Goodbye, little red car.
When he was Christened at 6 months, we were given some Mothercare vouchers and decided to buy him a sit-on car. We found an excellent one, it started as a rocker and as he grew you could add/remove parts until he was old enough to not need straps or safety bars. Sadly, they don’t appear to sell it anymore; but it now seems to be stocked by Argos in a different colour and branded as Chicco.
I can honestly say that it really was money well spent. I don’t think a day passed in two and a half years when that car wasn’t used. He absolutely loved it from the moment we unpacked it, and if he wasn’t on the tall side for a 3-year-old, we’d still have it now. Although it was well used, it was in pretty amazing condition when we said goodbye.
I got used to being run over, our geriatric cats put up with being chased by him on it and our new kitten thought it was great to try to hitch a ride. I’ve watched my baby turn into a little boy on that car and am rather sad that he has outgrown it.
I take hundreds of photographs of my son; I love taking photos anyway, but as his grandparents live in Spain I’ve had an extra reason to record his every move. So, I thought I’d look through all my photos from his as a six-month-old right through to a 3-year-old and show his ‘journey be car’…….
My son’s little red car has now gone to a new home and a lucky little girl will be unwrapping it for her birthday shortly. I hope that she and her family love it as much as we did. Goodbye little red car x