Just when you were feeling pretty good about your mom vehicle of choice — minivans, I’m looking at you — 2-year-old Miles Carr has come along to put us all to shame.
In a photo series called “The Adventure of Miles,” Mile’s mother, Alaina Carr, 30, of Washington State, documents the daily adventures of the toddler and his Little Tikes Truck on her Facebook page. Despite the fact that Miles’ feet could barely even reach the ground while sitting in his truck a few months ago, the young cruiser has kept a steady pace of road trips in his plastic ride.
Miles got his truck for Christmas in 2014, and spent some time grounded at home before he was able to really take his wheels out for a spin. “He just in the past few months was able to touch the ground to move it around himself,” Carr told Babble.
Carr, who is a full-time professional photographer and her husband, Tony, a construction superintendent, had originally planned to surprise Miles with a toy car for Christmas, but when they came across the little blue and yellow truck that just happened to match Tony’s, their plans changed just a bit. “Tony uses his truck for various things at work and when we saw that the truck matched Tony’s truck, we just had to get it!” Carr exclaimed.
The inspiration to photograph Miles in his truck came to Carr after the young roadster pretended to take his truck out for a spin to grab some fast food. “I thought it would be hilarious to take him through an actual drive-thru and make his dreams come true,” Carr told The Huffington Post. And so, she broke out the camera and many adventures were born.
Despite the fact that the photos are staged and are often a team effort involving Miles’ big sister, Rory, who is 8, and his dad, Tony, Miles still has a lot of fun with his truck. And perhaps even a few mishaps.
For the toddler, of course, the photo series is nothing more than doing what he does best — playing with his favorite toy. “He loves his truck,” Carr explained to Babble. “We take it every time we leave the house now in case an opportunity arises. He’s pretty shy so when we have to use people in the shots it takes him a bit to warm up.”
Carr notes that the tow truck shot in particular took some coaxing for the little adventurer, but that the businesses and individuals involved in all the pictures have been incredibly nice. And eventually, of course, Miles is off to the next adventure. “He asks every time we leave ‘We going in truck momma?'” she says. “He’s used to it. Being a photographer my kids are used to the camera always being out.”
Believe it or not, Carr says that Miles was totally able to score some french fries driving through in his toy truck. “We plan on doing Starbucks soon too so he can get his frappé to get him through the work week,” she laughs. (Note to self: get toddler a truck and learn photography ASAP).
Miles has even had some practice picking up a prom date. We just won’t break the news that it’s his babysitter, whom the kids call “Nanny Britt,” because he looks too dashing for words.
And as for what’s next for Miles, word on the street is that an upgrade to his wheels is coming soon. But Carr says you’ll just have to stay tuned to see what exactly young Miles will be driving next. If he can keep the fans away after all this press, that is.
h/t: Huffington Post