Widgets Magazine

Oct 3, 2011

Tonka Trucks

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.

When Sport was younger, he took a pic of Curly “riding” in one when he was just a few days old. It won a couple of levels in the Reflections contest 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.



9 comments:

M-Cat said...

Having a church pew in your living room is AWESOME! And loved the Taylor Swift concert review

Sara Bell said...

Aw I love it! Every family needs some kind of "tradition" like this. =]

Marci said...

Ok, that is pretty much AWESOME. I want a little boy so I have an excuse to have Tonka trucks in my home! Looks like so much fun, and they fit perfectly under the pew!

starnes family said...

Those tonka trucks are perfect for kiddos! They last for years.....even after the rust sets in.......they're a childhood essential in my book.

Love the church pew. I would love one for my house, but it's too teeny for it!

Emma Frances said...

This is hilarious! And I loved having Tonka trunks growing up. I have eight brothers and just two younger sisters so we definitely spent hours playing with Tonkas and Legos and lots of other awesome boy toys!! :]

Shell said...

So cute!

GrumpyJaxMomOf3 said...

Awww we also have a couple of those metal tonka trucks and my kids love them also!!!

Katie said...

My parents still have some of my brother's tonka trunks he got when he was 2...he is 22 now. They are a little rusty but work great! We bought our boys some of the ones you have, and they love them too. We keep them outside though, they would drive me nuts inside :)

Christy Marshall said...

you already have enough kids to start your own church...you already have the pew...you already are super woman...i say start a church. ha. seriously though, i want to roll that littlest one of yours up in a burrito and eat him up. they are all so so darn cute. we are expecting one more and i am so glad i found your blog to make my three sound like a cinch. have a happy, and long fall back to ya.

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