Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Huh, Whaddya Know?!

Peeper enjoys playing with the gadgets on this car, and also likes "riding" on it, as in this photo, from a few weeks ago.

But, it's a hand-me-down, and is missing a piece or two, and has seen better days, so (ssshhh!) we're thinking of getting her a new riding toy of some sort for her birthday, or for Christmas.

We've talking about maybe getting one of those that converts from a pushing-walker-type-thing into a riding toy (although, they do make me a little nervous, because it seems that the kid needs to be pretty stable or they'll just roll away and let them fall).

Peeper and I went to Target this evening, and were looking at toys for big-one-year-old girls, checking out our options, when I saw something that looked very familiar.

It was a newer, spiffier version of the same toy, and I'd like to show it to you, but when I tried to find it on their website, what I founnd there is exactly the same as ours, only new and shiny and clean.

Maybe the one in the store is the "girl" version, because it had some purple on it, and maybe some pink? On the other hand, I think the one in the store also had more stuff on it. Hmmm, intriguing.

Anyway, point being, I looked at the pictures on the box, realized that we are dumbasses, and then came home and . . . .

Yep, I turned it over and there's a little green lever that lets it flip up and turn into a pushing toy. Who knew?!

She pushed it a little bit, but was more interested in reading books at the moment, so she really didn't get too into it, so we'll try again later.

Right now, it's set up on an area rug, which is on top of a carpet, so it doesn't move very fast, which I think will be fairly safe (of course, we'll be watching her!) but I don't know that I'd want her to try pushing it on the slickery floor yet.

I can't wait for Shrike to get home so I can show her!


  1. Huh! I wonder what transformer properties your other toys have that you don't know about...

  2. We have that! Actually we have the "girly" one. We bought it at Target, and then went to visit Nana and Papa, where we discovered that they have the non-girly one :-)

    Sammy pushes it around, even on our hardwood floors which makes it go fast, with no problem.

    We got it because she was a cruising master but would not practice walking while holding our hands. Now she does. Maybe it helped?

    We haven't tried it as a riding toy yet but we did put her on this little train that goes on a little track at this playplace we were at... she looooved it.


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