I’ve told you before that I have a church pew in my living room. It’s handy for extra seating and it’s always a great conversation piece. One thing I hadn’t anticipated when my sweetie insisted that we place it in the living room was that it would be a great place for storage! With all these kids, we have LOTS of toys. Some of their very favorites are these big yellow Tonka trucks.
They are the old-style ones, all made of metal and virtually indestructible. As you can see, even Sport can still fit his 8-year-old bottom in one without it falling apart. As soon as the kids are big enough to walk (and sometimes before), they start pushing around these trucks. By the time they can walk, the trucks zoom round and round the circle that is my living room and kitchen.
I told you about a few days ago. Maybe I can get Teach to find it when she gets home. Baby Doll also loves riding in the trucks as long as she is being pushed by someone who isn’t a crazy driver. (Note to Dog Walker: take it easy on the corners…)
Even though the noise level rises a couple of decibels, I love it when they chase the trucks around and around. I think it’s fantastic exercise. It teaches them how to handle a roadway and get along. I’ve seen many cases of “road rage” and it isn’t pretty, but it is resolved quickly…wih NO guns! Just a pinched finger or two.