I wrote previously about BattleKid’s Obsessions between the age of 1 and 2. This post is the next in the series and documents how those obsessions changed or remained the same between the ages of 2 and 3. In the first of this series we had George enter our lives, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse was a morning favourite and cars and bikes featured heavily. Did any of that changed? Well, yes and no.
Curious George remained a firm TV favourite and although he wasn’t glued to his George teddy bear as much as the previous year, BattleKid’s room was changed up a bit from nursery to a toddler room with the help of George decal stickers. And George was never far in BattleKid’s cot.
New TV favourites which replaced Mickey Mouse include the animation of the Julia Donaldson stories Room on the Broom and The Gruffalo’s Child. If time permitted BattleKid was also quite taken with The Aristocats, calling them the ‘mussycats’.
One thing that remained and is becoming a bigger obsession as he grows is his love of motorbikes. He loves sitting on BattleDad’s bike. He enjoyed short trips on our mountain on the quad with BattleDad, all while wearing his helmet and he calls his KTM balance bike “Ada’s motorbike”. And he is so confident on it, with feet up, doing figures of rights and circles on it! I think we’re definitely creating a biker.
He also loves watching bike videos on YouTube with BattleDad, particularly the Chris Birch KTM videos and the Alex Parrillo adventure videos. Our personal favourite is below and BattleKid loves bopping his head to the music!
Last year we took him to Aberdare Park Road Races for the first time, and although we only spent the morning there, he absolutely loved it! We’ll definitely be returning one year and have to sort out getting him to the TT one year soon.
Last but not least we come to Dragons and Castles. BattleKid simply loves dragons, with it all starting with Room on the Broom. He loves the story at bedtime and enjoys the animation film. However, one day last May, while Lolo was visiting, BattleDad took BattleKid and Lolo to Caerphilly for breakfast. They decided to visit the Castle afterwards and so started the dragon hunting quests. Inside Caerphilly Castle was the Dragon, breathing fire and all, and BattleKid wasn’t too sure of it. However, on a second visit to see the Caerphilly Castle Dragon he got alot more comfortable with it and now enjoys regular trips to various castles around us to go dragon hunting. We’ve been to Caerphilly Castle, Tretower Castle and Abergavenny Castle, to name but a few, and our dragon hunting quests continue most weekends as those of you who follow me on Instagram will know.
I’m interested to see how these obsessions change between the ages of 3 and 4. Dragon hunting I’m sure will continue to feature, as will bikes but I wonder if anything new will crop up. You’ll have to wait until next year to find out.
What are your children currently obsessed with and what are their ages?
Thanks for reading,