From the rocking horse to the rocking chairSome of you may recall the rocking horse, a wooden horse with handles at the side to hold on to while we enjoyed the to and fro rocking, imagining ourselves riding a horse. Another similar one was in the shape of two blue and white swans at the sides with a short seat joining them. As we grew older, such toys were sold off or given away to make way for a small tricycle and later maybe a bicycle as well.
Then there is the rocking chair, a much-loved piece of furniture in some homes. With a cushion to sit on and one to support the back, younger family members rocked vigorously, while the older family members gently did so, often falling asleep in it as well.
Do you recollect any fond memories of a rocking horse or a rocking chair? Do you have either in your home today?
[Second entry for the thread-a-day challenge]