We said goodbye to Monkey’s first sit on car last week. I got rather emotional 😦
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 Monkey; 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’…….
Monkey’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