Thursday, October 27, 2011

on cars and cardboard boxes








how is it that boys almost innately gravitate towards cars?

it was a couple weeks ago and my parents were babysitting Micah while we went to a friend's 30th birthday party.
my parents were simultaneously hosting a party and when we got back, they told us how Micah was enthralled by the cars my little cousin was playing with.
so she found a few larger ones for Micah to play with and he would moan and whine for them if someone (namely the little cousin) got jealous and took them away from him.

so the next day, i dug through some of Micah's toys and found the little set of three Ikea cars he got for Christmas last year when he was still tucked all small and cozy inside of me.
and low and behold he loved them and they are - almost two weeks later, still his favorite of all of his toys.

so the other day, after finishing off a box of diapers, i popped him, along with his three beloved cars, inside and watched as he played with those suckers - that is until he tried to overturn the box to get out. and then he shimmied up to my feet and then got all tuckered out right there on the hardwood floor...


CitricSugar said...

I'm a strong supporter of gender-neutral toys and keeping all colour and theme options open for children so they don't get stuck in roles and stereotypical ideas but my nephew is also a car and gadget kid. Ten months and he's already such a "dude." From the noises he delights in to the screaming that happens when you pry away the remote...

Your son is darling. The box pictures are priceless!

Veda Penick said...

I love those grandbaby chunky legs! I miss him so much!

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