The Wildcat had her first little ‘job’ a couple of weeks ago at our local radio station The Bay. She took our puppy Kano with her for some moral support as she recorded an advert to promote tyre safety for my parents garage Westgate Tyres and GT Radial UK.
She got a photo with the DJ- Cooky (Who’s name she found hilarious- asking if she could eat him) and then a tour round.
What a fab experience at 5 years old! Not only is it a massive deal at this age to go into your local radio station and record your own advert- a real job- but this is an even bigger deal for me as her Mama because the Wildcat has been having speech therapy for a year or so now.
I always worry about her speech and that if I’m not there people won’t understand some of the stuff she’s saying. That people will deal with it in the wrong way if they can’t. I worry that it will knock her confidence and hold her back. We don’t make a big deal out of it but it’s always there at the back of my mind.
So to do this and for it to sound as adorable as it does, not only is The Wildcat UBER excited (her class even tuned in to listen) but I am UBER proud.
And because I am so proud I will choose to ignore the fact that my 5 year old daughter CONSTANTLY outshines me and my work!!!
All cuteness and jokes aside, there is a REALLY important message here that parents REALLY need to listen to and act on.
This isn’t a con or some marketing campaign for the garage (my other job in case you haven’t realised) to get more business- this is a raw and very true message about yours and your passengers – your children’s – safety.
Your tyres are the shoes for your car. They grip the road and stop your car when you hit the brakes (It’s not your brakes that stop you!!!) !
Any sort of damages or wear within a certain limit stops your tyres from doing their job. Protecting you and your passengers on the road.
All you need to do is have REGULAR TYRE CHECKS that SHOULD BE FREE (and very simple for someone who knows what they’re doing).
Please protect your priceless people … because after all, they are priceless. Unlike tyres.