Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Keeping it Old School

One of the best things about being at the beach...besides actually being at the all the fun things to do at Grandmom & Poppie's house...I mean, obviously--the sand, the ocean and the pool are the star attractions....but after that....

Because of all the grandkids (the oldest is 13), Grandmom & Poppie have gathered quite an amazing collection of kid-mobiles over the it stands now, our kids are the youngest and possibly the last to enjoy these kick-ass hot wheels.  One of the best parts of the day, for our kids, is when they get to ride the big wheels around the cul-de-sac as fast as their little legs will carry them.  They ride around with huge smiles on their faces and to me, this says perfectly: childhood in the summertime.  

Much, much different are the kids who live 2 doors down...very sweet kids--they cruise around in their motorized, kid-sized, battery-operated, kind of noisy Mustang!  It doesn't really go that fast, but you can peel out, slam on the brakes and play some really groovy tunes on the "radio."   I went slightly overboard with the photos...but I couldn't help it...the things is kind of over the top!

I just want to take this moment, to sincerely--honestly & truly, thank my in-laws for helping to keep life for my kids simple and sweet...this is nothing against the Mustang--honestly...but in my family, we have always tried to keep the battery operated toys to a bare minimum (as in none.) And to my way of thinking...if you get a little boy a Mustang when he is six....what will he expect when he is 8--or 18? 

It just gives me a whole lot of satisfaction to watch our kids riding around on toys that aren't exactly "state of the art" or brand spanking new.   I mean my kids would be (and are) happy to just be playing with a stick.  I think that is how kids naturally are.  My kids love the collection of old bikes they get to play with at their grandparents' house and they look forward to riding them every time we are down.  A huge thank you to Grandmom & Poppie for making this happen...these will be the memories that kids will always have with them--and for that, I am so thankful.

 So awesome...

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