Everything is a Vehicle

When I was three years old, I would set myself up in a laundry basket with every stuffed toy I owned and badger my dad to fly me around the house in it.

We called it “Pigs in Space” –you know, like the Muppets. Don’t know about Dad, but I sure never tired of it.

 Like mother, like son; Big Bro sees a potential vehicle for rides around the house (flying or dragged along the floor) in pretty much anything he can fit on or into– boxes, bumbo chairs, blankets, buckets, serving trays, and so on. My poor back. That boy loves to be given rides.

I should clarify: he loves to be given rides, except for in his stroller and other things he’s actually supposed to ride in.

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(P.S.: I’ve tried to word it as ‘going for a ride’ in the shopping cart or stroller to make it sound more appealing, but he’s not buying it.)

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Category: Babies and Toddlers, Family

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I am a lifelong (award-winning!) cartoonist and mother of two delightful boys, aged 7 and 5. I like to view today's adventures in parenting as material for tomorrow's cartoon. Looking at family life through "cartoon-coloured glasses" helps me keep the all-important sense of humour required for raising kids... even for the events that don't seem so funny at the time.

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  1. Lubna Sadik says:

    Great post. Love the cartoon and can relate to said issue. Its a stroller – I am doing all the work. Just sit, relax and enjoy. Should be pretty simple right?

  2. I know, right? Should be at least as enjoyable as being dragged around in a bucket (and much easier on my back, too)! Too much cool stuff to try to climb on and touch out in public, I suppose.

  3. kathy downey says:

    lol,i have seem this so often….awe children,you gotta love them

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