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.
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.
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!
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.