Sunday yesterday, which meant Mr Jen didn’t go to work. This is of course a bonus in many ways, but probably more so for Jasper as he got to spend more time with Daddy.
Now one thing Dad and Jasper like to do together is this, while Jasper sits on his Dad’s knee, Dad’s knee goes up and down and Dad sings the tune to Bonanza. This amuses Jasper very much.
I can’t help thinking that my little boy one day is going to be running about in chaps and a stetson, which could end up most amusing. Even more so if his Dad joins in.
When Rhys (now 16) was little, he got a fabulous rocking horse for Christmas. It was a brown and white furry one, on wooden rockers. He adored it. Then the girls adored it more, and it stayed with us until I passed it on through Freecycle where it has become a further loved rocking horse.
So I got to thinking how fabulous it would be to get Jasper one when he is old enough. I had a few spare moments yesterday so decided to see if Toys R Us still sell the one we got. Sadly no, and to my horror they only sell a plastic thing, which I do not like at all.
To my friend Google. I put in a search and started to feel deflated at the lack of this type of rocking horse. It would seem most available are either of no character or are most expensive on glides rather than rockers. Not what I was looking for.
Then I spotted something in Google images. This little chap.
I then followed the link back to the website and found this fabulous place, Little Bird told me. I was delighted. I was cooing over Bobble, Doodle and Hobnob, and scrolled down the page admiring them and suddenly squealed with delight when I saw the name of the last fellow. He’s called Jasper!
Now I am totally in love with two Jaspers.
It’s nice to know the craft of originality has not diminished into non character toys. These toys are beautiful and full of character. Someone has a great imagination and fine style.
Hopefully one day Jasper will indeed be enjoying one of these, probably singing the Bonanza theme and having immense fun.