You don’t realize how little space you have until you become a parent.
Now — my house is by no means puny: at 1000 square feet, I’ve been in Maasai huts a lot cozier, but we need to stay realistic about how much we can fit in our home. With a 2-year old running around and another little one on the way, when we’re not buying him the cool toys we come across in our daily travels, he’s never wanting for anything with his Grandmas, Grandpas and plenty of aunties and uncles to lavish him with gifts when they see him.
In short, Casa de Palmer’s already plenty stocked to keep Little Man entertained.
So when the VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway came in the mail, I did what any rational parent whose house is already filled with too many toys would do… I hid it from him and stuffed it in the trunk so we could keep it at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s as a permanent fixture.
I guess when my parents told me to get all my stuff out of the house once I married, I probably took it as more of a suggestion than an order. Though nearly five years later, I’ve cleared out most of my stuff (and yes, Goodwill and Value Village have been quite happy with my ongoing support), it’s a request they may come to regret, since we now have more than enough toys to fill their empty nest. As he grows older, I see the changes — how he becomes difficult about getting out the door in the mornings because he doesn’t want to leave his toys behind. How much more comfortable he gets in his surroundings if he has something familiar to keep him grounded. I’m seeing Little Man changing before me, and so I’m learning to change along with him, relying on the village around us to help me raise the best little guy that I can!
“But Casey,” you say, “While all that’s fine and dandy, what does the VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway actually do???”
Built on 13.5′ of interchangeable track, the Ultimate RC Speedway’s designed to entertain kids aged 1-5 with a remote-controlled car as it navigates a stunt ramp, elevator, gears, switches and more! With enough pieces to build courses in literally millions of configurations, it’s sure to please even the most challenging toddler tastes!
And if you’re lucky, maybe you can win one for the children in your life with a serious need for speed! If you’re new to this series, all you need is a few clicks to enter, and some more to unlock even more opportunities to win! So why not give it a whirl? (Contest open to Canadians aged 18+, living outside of Quebec. Contest ends 1/1.)
VTech — Helping Me Find New Ways to Connect With My Son… and Him With Me!
While I’d love to live in a house that has a dedicated playroom where Little Man and any future Palmers could play to their heart’s content, it’s just not in my cards right now. We’ve gotta make do with what we have, and sometimes that means not hanging on to every cool toy that comes through the door.
But I think VTech’s Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway’s definitely a winner with its replay value and versatility — and with my little sleight of hand, a good reason for the kiddo to spend some extra time with his grandparents.
Because those weekends away sans kids are few and far apart!
Good luck to all who enter, and I hope no matter what you do, you’re enjoying everything the holiday season has to offer you!
Until the next,
Have you entered all the posts in A Case Cringle Christmas???
- Day 1 — Alcatel onetouch Idol 3
- Day 2 — cloud b Prize Pack
- Day 3 — Pampers Prize Pack
- Day 4 — Belkin WeMo Insight Switch + Linksys N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender
- Day 5 — VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Ultimate RC Speedway
- Day 6 — Belkin Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for the iPad Air 2
- Day 7 — 2 6-month Subscriptions to Netflix Canada
Disclaimer: This contest wouldn’t be possible without the help of my new friends at VTech, who’ve come up with many a way to keep tiny tykes entertained that’re both enjoyable and educational.