Monday, December 26, 2011

Whatever Happened to Big Wheels

My sister and I had Big Wheels.  Which we pedaled in circles up and down my parent's driveway for hours.  I have vague recollections of a red tricycle before that but I definitely remember the Big Wheels.  And then we had bikes.  Around the time I was 10 we had a big old four wheeler that didn't go nearly as fast as the four wheeler we have now or the souped up ones I see kids riding around on these days.  But I do remember we pedaled first.

I'm wondering if the Monster will ever pedal.

I imagine we'll get him a trike...and a bike.  But will he ever want to use them when he can use this?

The tractor that is...the car went to his almost-three year old cousin.  I don't think I'd want to bike if I could drive a tractor.  But then again, back when I had a bike we lived in town.  There were places to bike to.  We live on a farm.  With places to haul stuff to in a wagon.  At some point I think this might actually be a practical gift.  The wagon will definitely haul 5-gallon buckets of vegetables...which we do often.  

There's just a part of me that hopes he learns to pedal.  


  1. We've still got the trike--the big wheels had too many miles on them and were actually one of the few toys we don't still have around here somewhere!

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