September 12 Weekly Open Thread - Little Boys and Their Toys
Today I want to take you back in the way-back machine we keep in the corner of the garage. For some of you it might have to be the way-way-back machine!
As the father to a 2 year old son, I have had the opportunity to renew my love for Matchbox and Hot Wheel cars. You remember these right? I bet some of you have a sock drawer with a few gems in reserve. Little die-cast cars that bring an amount of joy that far exceeds their size!
My son is a car nut, especially when it comes to these little things. He can spend hours (literally!) parking and reorganizing his cars. He even has a garage and race track for his rides. He even sleeps with a couple of his cars most nights - the most likely bed buddies are Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater.
So each evening when I get home I get to return back to my childhood and surround myself with cars and play with vehicles I could never afford and imagine what life might just be like with car lust and an unlimited budget.
Do you have an all time favorite Matchbox or Hot Wheels car? Any great memories like me of waking up Christmas morning and finding dozens of new cars awaiting under the tree?
As always, this is also the thread for any other more random talk that seems to be found in every garage I've ever been in.
(Photo taken from Amazon.com)