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.

Memories in Toys {The Ordinary Moments}
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.

Memories in Toys {The Ordinary Moments}

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!

Memories in Toys {The Ordinary Moments}

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.

Memories in Toys {The Ordinary Moments}


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    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. 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!) 🙂 x #theordinarymoments

  2. 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!

  3. 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. 🙁

  4. 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

  5. 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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