The little red car has been in our family for a long time. Santa brought it to Sydney when she was just 1 year old. When Emily was 1, she discovered it. Our Florida home had a long strip of tile through the entry, hallway, and kitchen. Sydney would push Emily across the floor and the car would make a happy choo-choo train sound as it flew across the tile.
The car is not without danger. Emily recieved her first of many bloody lips when she slammed into the side of the couch while riding on the car. It has also caused the ruin of many pretty shoes. Its anti-lock brake system depends entirely on the toes of the rider's shoes. It has been an outdoor toy for a couple of years, but Emily's legs have gotten too long, thus reducing her speed and enjoyment.
Em and John on the little red car. July 4th, 2004.
We brought the car inside this week for John to enjoy. He loves it. Sydney and Emily had a great time today giving John rides on the car. Back and forth. Back and forth. Sometimes John as passenger, sometimes John pushing. It is quieter without the tile, and probably safer (slower, too) on carpet. Can you imagine the fun they would have in the Modesto house, with the island to run around and around like a race track?