Toys finally made their way into our home after 5 long years of trying to have a child. Creating our family didn’t come easily for us. We were forced, as many are, to place a tremendous amount of thought into whether or not we wanted to bring children into this world. Infertility will do that to you.
So the day that toys finally made their way into our home was a happy day. A day that I’ll never take for granted. Now there’s hardly a space that isn’t cluttered with toys. We trip on them, we fight over them and we break them.
When my oldest son was born a slew of toys and other baby gifts showed up, each one special and thoughtful in its own right. Twelve years and two brothers later many if not most of those toys have since broken and landed in a landfill in a far off place.
There’s one toy that has proven over and over its ability to withstand the test of time-a wooden truck hand crafted by my uncle. This toy has been through a lot. It’s made its way down several flights of stairs (multiple times), it’s gone off high jumps and it’s been the victim of a shoot out with several NERF guns at close range. The truck has proven that it’s top notch (it actually dumps things) and I know that it was made with a whole lotta love and it’s received a whole truckload of love in return.
In general I’m not a saver. When we’re done with a toy or clothing it’s on to the next family. However, there are a few toys that I can’t bear to part with and this truck is one of them. Most of us with children in our lives know that quality toys are hard to come by.
I have no doubt that this toy truck will be passed on to future generations who will hopefully enjoy it as much as my kids have.
Does your family have a quality toy that will be around forever?
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