Isn’t this crayon truck cool? I LOVE handmade toys like these. The fresh natural wood and the bright waxy crayons. The good craftsmanship. The knowledge that one man designed, built, and perfected this toy and was rewarded nicely for his hard work and ingenuity.
These crayon trucks are my favorite of the boys’ gifts this year. If you ask them, they’d probably say their favorites are their hot wheel track (which lies in pieces in the playroom, waiting for a daddy to put them back together) or their huge mechanical dinosaur (because doesn’t every boy need a three foot tall plastic dinosaur who roars, walks, and picks up bones via remote control?) We are thankful for each and every thoughtful gift that our family and friends give us, but I can tell you that the ones which do the least on their own are the ones the boys play with most. Because, really, what’s left to do with a toy that does everything for itself? Despite what the boys would claim as their favorite gifts, the one they’ve played with most is their new art easel which has a HUGE roll of paper to draw on endlessly. Score one for creativity.