It’s a ritual that he’s made up himself! When Alex gets a new Matchbox, Hotwheels (etc) car, it will join him for that evenings bath or shower!
I think it’s just because it’s his newest car/s, and he takes them everywhere as priority before they join the ranks of all the others. He does play with them all pretty much equally after the giant car wash!
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It’ll be a Christmas for kids this year. Credit crunch and reduced sick pay (Grrrrr) means things are a bit tight. It also means I’m pretty upset – but I leave that for now, as I’m angry too.
Luckily Alex has very simple, but specific tastes. He loves his toy cars, and I mean loves them! He doesn’t care if he has two or three the same, as long as they are realistic. Yup, he’s picky too! He isn’t keen on toy cars that look like toys. Matchbox type cars are top billing for him – and as the supermarkets have own brand cars for low prices, I can’t grumble!
Today after Physio we did a little shopping – Sainsbury’s are doing toys 1/2 price at the moment, so we picked up a half price “Little Tykes” car mechanics set, with bench, tools and engine/car to work on – but don’t tell Alex, as it’s his Christmas present!
Alex was treated to a couple of car sets – under £3 the lot! They kept him occupied whilst Chris did the heavy work and loaded up the trolley with the work bench! Usually on a shopping trip Alex will get one toy car as a treat, and that keeps him happy for the duration – and these two box sets did their job perfectly…. maybe too perfectly, as he held them all the time, even in the car on the way home…where he fell asleep still holding them tightly!
As for my back, I can feel things getting better – or at least changing for the better – so many thanks to Judith. A trained finger pressed in “just the right place” can be a very, very painful thing – so always keep your phsyiotherapist on side! Annoyingly though I hit a set back the other day as I sat up to eat. Whilst upright I sneezed, which has left my lower back aching constantly again, but also tightened up my shoulders and neck. Where I’ve been holding myself a bit taut to avoid hurting my back, the sneeze jarred me a bit harder than the usual relaxed sneeze. A sneeze!!! Damn it!
If it wasn’t for a few things I’d be going mad! Chris and Alex keep me going (Alex is a real star as he keeps me smiling with his intensity as he plays!). The Nordic Walking gives me a bit of freedom, and physio from Judith keeps my recovery progressing (progressing is the thing here – if nothing was happening I’d be more than a bit worried). The iPhone just keeps me in touch with the World (cyber speaking, that is), with twitterings, textings, Facebook and blogging.
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At least Alex is benefitting from my back injury. Today at the hospital, my physiotherapist (Hello Judith!) did a bit more traction, and then showed me some more exercises to do. The latest ones seem like dance moves from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show“.
So far the exercises have been helping, and I am feeling better, although the bit I really want fixed (being able to sit for more than 10 minutes!) is looking like it will be the last thing to come good. Any unplanned or sudden movement is off the scale, but the general ache is all but gone.
After doing “The Time Warp” at Physio, we headed into Camberley so I could get a waterproof jacket for my Nordic Walking. I was drenched the other day, as I want to walk every day, rain or shine, as I want this back fit and fixed. The trouble is the other day had horizontal rain and a partially flooded route. I have waterproof trousers and socks, so that all stayed dry…. Thankfully I found a jacket today!
Alex got spoilt for being such a good boy – He’s been so well behaved, and becoming a very helpful lad. He has two new Matchbox cars, a VW van, two articulated lorries and even had a Burger King for lunch. All little die cast models, but he loves them. This was his first time in a BK! One happy lad!
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