My Favorite First Birthday Present

April Peveteaux

Go baby, go!
This is my boy riding his Radio Flyer Retro Rocket. You should try and say that five times fast.

His father and I got this for him for his first birthday last week, and it is absolutely my favorite toy currently cluttering up our living room.

My husband and I envisioned our baby mastering the Rocket, racing down the hall of our apartment building. Next stop, scooter, then he'd be riding a bike without training wheels by age two. We LOVE the Rocket.

Of course, he sat down on the ride-on toy, pushed some buttons and was done. What he really likes is the tambourine set he got from some friends -- he can't stop shaking it! And his sister has completely taken over the ownership of the Retro Rocket. She's entirely too large for the thing, and frankly it's pissing me off.

I'm just glad we got this photo with him before he abandoned our grand birthday present plan for greener, musical pastures.


Radio Flyer Retro Rocket ($49.87) -- Amazon

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