If we build it… They will grow…

LittleTikesMy third child.  My third child is a boy and follows two very opinionated sisters.  His life is very different from my first or second born.  He runs errands that only benefit his sisters with me, he has to wake up in the morning and go out into the bitter cold to take his sisters to school and he doesn’t have as much mommy and me time as they did because well, he’s my third child.

I received the 4-in-1 Trike by Little Tikes and was very excited to test it out. The 4-in-1 Trike is a tricycle that can adjust to 4 different positions to grow with any child.  You can use it from the time your child is 9 months all the way through 3 years old.  It starts off as a stroller then transitions into a push trike and finally a classic tricycle.  They grow so fast.  I love this trike so much that I might even be gifting it to one of my favorite toddlers.  When the package arrived, I opened the box and I’m not gonna lie, I was really intimidated and after waiting about a week for my husband to put it together, “Tomorrow”, he said… “Welp, I’m working late.”, he said.  I decided to take the trike by the horns and build it myself.  One FaceTime call to my husband so that he could direct me to the right screw driver later and I built the entire 4-in-1 trike myself in less than 20 minutes.  You know what else?  My little guy was helping me out too, he’s a natural little Bob Vila.  The best part of putting it together is that I didn’t have the anxiety of placing giant stickers incorrectly.  If you are a parent and have experienced building toys during the holiday season, you know what I’m talking about.  The pressure of placing large stickers on a toy is unreal.

Once the trike was built, we took a walk around the neighborhood.  I was able to plop my diaper bag into the cargo bucket and he was able to bring his sippy cup.  Win/win.  He peddled, I pushed him up the hills, ran away from squirrels and possibly a rabid raccoon.  The ride was very smooth and the fact that I was able to maneuver the direction that we were going in easily with the steering handle was such a wonderful feature.  I will not confirm nor deny that I might have once ran away from my daughter’s stroller when I saw a swarm of rats running out of Central Park.  Might or might not have happened.  I’m just saying that the fact that I could easily push him and direct where we were going was a major plus when I had to run away from Ricky Raccoon.

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