After a week of racking my brain as to what to put under the charity Xmas tree here at work, I’ve just had a brainwave. I’m going to buy the kiddies some autos!
Now before you suddenly pretend you’re all of 13 and suddenly email me, desperate for a Ferrari for the family, please note that I’m referring to cars that a) I can afford and b) kids will love.
Which means under the ‘I believe in Xmas‘ tree, I’m putting something I’m still a huge fan of – Hot Wheels cars
(What, did you really think I was going to the scrapyard and resurrect as many beaters as I could so little Timmy could have something to open this Xmas? I mean I do have a 91 Soarer that needs a new home..)
No on Christmas day this year, there’ll be a few struggling families that will be able hand their kids a present and have hours of fun racing their little Hot Wheels cars around the house, just like my three point five year old does at the moment. And he doesn’t care if it’s the First Gen Rx7 or the wild concept car that doesn’t actually exist in the real world, he just loves his car toys and that’s a feeling I hope to share with some kids out there that otherwise might have had a pretty rough Christmas otherwise.
It’s not going to cost the earth but I reckon it’ll put smiles on a few faces 🙂
So this is what I’ve gone out and bought this morning – it’ll be a very Hot Wheels xmas in this town:
Now I’ve gone with real world cars for one main reason – I’m hoping when the kids are a bit older and they come across the actual life size version of the Hot Wheels cars they got for xmas, it triggers a fond memory. A memory of time when they got the same car in pocket sized form and how much fun they had playing with it. (Although some of the ones I’ve picked are a little rarer than your average ride…)
Maybe they’ll even end up buying one just like it, who knows.
Here’s to a very Merry Hot Wheels xmas!