Cars 2 Mania

Wito is captivated by Cars. Sure, most kids go through phases of adoring certain toys or movies, but this Cars phase has now lasted over two years. 700+ days, not that I’m counting or anything.

Cars consumes this boy, and as you can guess, we have amassed an enormous amount of little diecast cars from the movie. It’s truly the best money I’ve ever spent, though, because he has played with the cars on a daily basis since he turned three. I even possess the photographic evidence to prove it.

Just shy of three years old. (Look at those precious cheeks!)

A few new cars for Christmas 2009.

Still loving them in 2010, banged-up paint jobs and all.

Meeting Lightning McQueen for the first time.

He played with the cars during our short stint in the mold box,

But was super happy when he found their true home at our current house.

Hanging out with his buddies again at the ripe old age of four.

Even branching out into Cars pajamas and stickers.

And still happy as a clam this week, a few months shy of five years old.

THE BOY LOVES HIS CARS. No doubt about it. Now, I’m not sure if you’ve heard but Cars 2 is being released on June 24th. If you were a friend of Wito, you would most definitely know this information since it has been spewing out of his mouth at 2-hour intervals since the date was announced late last year. (And I adore how he says, “The Cars 2 movie is coming out on June 24!” Not June twenty-fourth, June twenty-four.)

We are very excited over here. Checking the Cars 2 website for new characters and games is one of our favorite things to do right now, and I swear, the boy is about to implode since he knows we are less than a month out.

A few weeks ago, the Cars 2 diecast cars were released in stores, and this mom was on a mission.

Target. Sunday, 8:10 am.

I think I was the only customer in the store. (Which was mighty fine with this mild enochlophobe.)

Okay, are you ready? I am giving you full permission to mock me endlessly. This is what I had in my hand.

It’s a Cars 2 Buying Matrix Checklist. I WAS CONSULTING A CARS 2 BUYING MATRIX CHECKLIST. BWAHAHAAAAAAAA, WHAT HAS BECOME OF MY LIFE? Wait, don’t answer that. (Obviously, this was BEFORE I decided to work on being a laid back, B+ mom. Ahem.)

The things we will do for our kids. However, I must admit, it’s kind of nice knowing that his August birthday and Christmas gifts have been taken care of by May. Now I just need a place to hide all of this stuff.

I guess this is just a very long-winded way of telling you that we can’t wait to see the Cars 2 movie. CAN’T WAIT. I can’t wait to watch his eyes light up when the movie starts, can’t wait to hear his expert analysis afterwards, can’t wait for it all.

Wito seems to think that if we make the short drive up to the LA premiere on June 18th, they’ll let us in because Lightning McQueen is “one of his good friends.” So if you hear about a mother and son attempting to sneak into the Cars 2 premiere, well, my son made me do it. The things we do for our kids, right?


  1. Catherine

    June 6, 2011 at 8:54 am
  2. Dana

    June 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I probably don’t need to tell you, but I was just at H&M yesterday and they have a new shipment of CARS t-shirts. Super cute – your Wito just may love one.

  3. RookieMom Heather

    June 9, 2011 at 9:36 am

    My 4YO spies the Cars2 billboards everywhere. Yesterday, he said, “Mommy Cars2 signs are all over because it is the most exciting thing happening, right?”

    Something like that…

  4. jo

    June 13, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I have GOT to show my 3.5 year old this post. He will go nuts seeing all of Wito’s cars!! He absolutely LOVES Cars too, since he was 2… I think it might a long while more… and yeah, we can’t wait for Cars 2 too! It’ll be his first movie. :)