I’ve written before about age appropriate toys, but I’ve found one thing that is sticking out like a sore thumb.
Just recently, Erin’s mom bought Isaac a Fisher-Price Bubble Mower. He loves bubbles and was apparently all about it when they were at a store, so it was purchased. I don’t know, I wasn’t there (I was playing rugby rather than shopping, I WIN).
Now, technically the age range is 2-5 years of age. Obviously, however, it’s a push lawn mower that is pretty much impossible to hurt yourself with. Heck, it’s light enough that Isaac can pick it up and carry it when he wants. No, what happens is that he takes off with the mower, gets up to the required distance for the bubble blower to kick in and OH MY GOSH A BUBBLE JUST CAME OUT!!! This causes a stoppage in pushing, some pointing/smiling and then a wondering of why the bubbles aren’t continuing to come out of the mower.
I don’t think it’s something that’s going to be remedied in 3.5 months (when he turns 2, good grief), but (hopefully) he’ll definitely be ignoring it by the time he’s 5. Not that I care in any way, it’s actually kind of funny to watch him celebrate such small victories, but it is something that I figured I should admit. Sometimes the numbers on the box mean something (no matter how inconsequential). Who would have guessed they knew what they were doing?