Memories in Toys – The Ordinary Moments

In a child’s lifetime they get through a huge amount of toys and you just cannot keep all of them. Many of LP’s baby toys had been given to charity shops a long time ago but we kept our favourites for Little Man to use too and gradually he is making use of them.

I have so many memories attached to toys of LP’s. The first time she used them, places she played with them, the occasions that she received them for. Looking at a toy can bring back so many memories and one of my favourite toys of LP’s is her wooden ‘Click Clack’. This toy she was given for her first Christmas, when she was just four months old but we knew that she would grow into it and just after her first Birthday she worked out how to put the cogs into the hole and watch them roll down. I will always remember the look of glee on her face when she pushed those cogs through for the first time.

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LP playing with Click Clack – Sept 2012

LP’s beloved Click Clack has now been passed down to Little Man and we have watched over the last few weeks as he has shown an interest in it and got excited when we had put the cogs in the top. But suddenly he learnt to put the cogs in himself and he had that same look of glee that I remembered so clearly from LP.

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Click Clack has now moved downstairs so that Little Man can play with it until his heart’s content – until now it had been a bedroom toy for mornings and before bed but he now puts the cogs in the click clack constantly – and shakes his little arms in excitement each and every time!

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I love this toy and I love the memories that it has attached to it. I love that I remember LP playing with it so clearly, the Christmas that she received it. I remember the day I moved it into Little Man’s room and the first time he played with it. Memories like that will last me a lifetime.

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11 Comments

  1. September 14, 2014 / 12:32 pm

    Aww that looks like such a lovely toy, and extra special for all the memories attached to it πŸ™‚

  2. September 14, 2014 / 2:32 pm

    This is lovely Donna and funnily enough I have a post sort of half finished and sat in my drafts about toys- they are so special and while most of ours get donated to friends or charity, there are a few I will always keep because they just sort of embody and portray my girl’s childhood really well. I wish my Mum had kept some of mine. x

  3. September 14, 2014 / 8:03 pm

    This is such a lovely post, it is so great that both of them will have such amazing memories of this toy, and that you do too =)

  4. September 14, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    Aww they have this toy at one of our playgroups and it is lovely. I hope you manage to keep hold of it, they will have such special memories of it when they are older xx

  5. Life at the Little Wood
    September 14, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    Oh I love a wooden toy! My sister always jokes at how there isn’t allowed to be any plastic tat in our house (there’s plenty of it, but not on show!), but I always find that the wooden things are the ones the kids come back to again and again. Gorgeous photos of beautiful children (their red hair is amazing!) πŸ™‚ x #theordinarymoments

  6. September 14, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    Cute! Great to see both at a similar age playing with the same toy. I can’t believe how big he is getting! x

  7. September 15, 2014 / 8:43 am

    What a lovely post. I have such a love-hate relationship with toys as a parent – so many of them are badly made and our flat is far too small to have them all lying around, but when you strike gold, oh! I know exactly what you mean with that “look of glee”. It’s amazing to watch. I also love it when M takes to a toy because I’ll have spent ages choosing it and deciding whether we really have space for it!

  8. September 15, 2014 / 9:21 am

    This is so lovely. I used to be a hoarder and held on to so much stuff of my own and was beginning to do the same with Little G. Then we moved and I had a massive clear out. I got rid of quite a few things that I wish I had held on to now. πŸ™

  9. September 15, 2014 / 8:03 pm

    Aww that is lovely to see them both playing with the same toy. I have a couple of teddies from my childhood. I never thought to keep toys for Baby, I will keep her special teddies. x #OrdinaryMoments

  10. September 16, 2014 / 2:41 pm

    I have never seen one of these, but they look like alot of fun! I love that it’s been preloved and passed down from the big sister to the little man. Good on him to knowing how it all works too. Isn’t he looking SO grown up lately too!! x

  11. September 16, 2014 / 7:27 pm

    This looks like a really cool toy – Toby is just starting to actually play with toys now, rather than just look at them or throw them around! LM is looking so grown up these days!

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