As Toddler Mojo is about to turn three it’s fun to look back at the toys that he’s been through. His first real toy that he liked was The Red Man.
He’s a red man from Fisher Price that he used to like to chew on. We got him from a yard sale where he was grouped in with a tractor, car or some other toy he didn’t belong to. It was a $1 purchase of mystery, island of lost toys find that yielded a Weeble like figure our 18 month old loved. At the time Toddler Mojo couldn’t talk, but in no uncertain terms he let us know that he wanted The Red Man.
We panicked when we lost The Red Man. At the time, Crawling Mojo was distraught, teething and needed a small, plastic, red figurine to help calm his nerves. After a couple of days we found The Red Man under a book shelf, but Crawling Mojo was about to move onto other toys.
The Yellow Horsey
The Yellow Horsey has been with us for almost 6 months. In toddler toy playtime this is possibly an epoch that has never existed. We purchased the yellow horse with a Little People farm. Toddler Mojo still plays with the farm occasionally, but The Yellow Horsey as he’s come to be known as has been to three states and is with him most of the time.
It’s quite the miracle that he’s never been lost. The look when your child gives you when they can’t find their favorite thing is heartbreaking. Toddler Mojo seem to take it in stride when he can’t find The Yellow Horsey. “Where’s The Yellow Horsey?” we ask when we don’t see it in his hands. “He’s gone”, Toddler Mojo will say in an unintentional hilarious voice. Somehow or another The Yellow Horsey always reappears.
Harry was Toddler Mojo’s summer fling. Harry is a show horse, a somewhat larger, plastic horse with real feeling fur. Before this summer he lived at the beach with a friend of ours. However, when Toddler Mojo came down he immediately bonded with Harry.
Harry was taken everywhere the week we were down there. He went on bike rides, down to the beach to restaurants and more. Hopefully Harry liked seeing the sights, if not the lesson is that when you bring beach toys, be certain that they’re beach appropriate-and not show horses that are used to being in glass cages.
The toy hammer
Toddler Mojo is still down with The Yellow Horsey. This week though brought a new entry into the carry-around toy hall of fame: The Toy Hammer. There is nothing special about this, it’s just a toy hammer, but Toddler Mojo hammers anything that we give him permission to. We may end up regretting this decision, but for now seeing him parade around the home improvement stores with a toy hammer, looking for the rest of the hammers is priceless.
If there’s a toy phase your kiddo went through, or warnings of what is to come we’d love to hear it.