Sketching childhood: Kirby’s push along cat

toy cat drawing

We bought the wooden push along cat for Aoife when she was little, but she never really took to it. She was probably a little too old for it when she got it, but I couldn’t resist it when I saw it in the shop. Sometimes parents get toys that are more for them than the children.

As luck would have it, Kirby loves it. He runs it up and down our living and dining area at full speed, lies on the floor and shoots it along to see how far it will go on its own, or just pushes it back and forth while he tries to figure out how it works.

I am so happy he has taken to it.

It was fun for me to draw too. I love these little sketchbooks I’m making for the kids. They are so special to me, and I hope they will be special to the kids when they grown up too.

boy and push along cat toy

boy playing with wooden push along toy

drawing childhood toys

Comments

  1. I LOVE this one – and you have the personal photos to go with it! Fab idea for your sketchbook too – perhaps you can attach one of these adorable photos with it?! xoxo
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  2. Kirby is such a cutie! And the cat toy looks like fun for him. I agree that sometimes we buy toys we like rather than what a child might want. I know I’m guilty of that!

    Love the sketch you did…and I’m sure your kids will treasure your sketchbooks for years and years.
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  3. Thank YOU Mama! xoxo
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  4. I was a blue too! xoxo
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  5. I love those wooden push alongs, our friend has the monkey one and both kids adore it. I bet your two will love these sketch books when they’re older, what a lovely keepsake to have.
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  6. So great to see what you’ve been up to! And Kirby too!
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