AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Bird's new wheels DATE: 5/27/2008 07:18:00 AM ----- BODY:
Bird got a new toy this weekend. I ordered it for him three months ago, but it just now became available, which is alright because he would have been too little for it before now.

It's a convertible.

Guy drives a little hard top convertible that he loves. I have grown accustomed to it, but didn't like it at first. It's too small. I get claustrophobic in it. I do love looking at it from the outside when Guy pulls up in the driveway with the top down, waving at us on the stoop. He looks good in it.

Bird's convertible is not as fast as his daddy's, but he looks just as good in it. See for yourself:

He has taken a few steps in it, but mainly he just likes to play with the steering wheel and rearview mirror. He probably won't earn a speeding ticket for another month or two.

Here's the thing. That sticker that you can see on the side there? A close up for you:

Are you kidding? The walker is a stair hazard? Dadgum. That means that some parent somewhere let their child play with this at the top of some stairs and they fell. At first, I thought it was really funny that there needed to be a sticker like that. Then, the image of a child falling down the stairs in this thing came to me, and it wasn't at all funny anymore.

Are there really people that stupid out there? Apparently so. That isn't funny. It's just sad.

Bird won't be playing with the walker anywhere near stairs, and not because the sticker told me so. Just because I'm brilliant that way.

He will play with it in the living room and possibly the kitchen. And if you think he doesn't like it, you would be wrong. Just check out the grin on this kid:

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Candygirlflies DATE:Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 12:20:00 PM EDT Believe it or not, there are so many people who leave children in walkers unattended up here in the Great White North, we had to "take steps"... They have been taken off the market altogether.

Birdie sure looks cute in that convertable!! And I just know you'll be there to provide all the "driver's ed." he needs.

xo CGF ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous the new girl DATE:Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 8:33:00 PM EDT Ho ho!

What a stinking CUTIE!! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bubblewench DATE:Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 6:13:00 AM EDT he is so damn cute! Love the convertable! He has the greatest smile!

One of my favorite things to do when I was maybe a little older then bird was to run right to the stairs in my walker thing and throw myself down them. Drove my mom nuts... So it's not always stupid parents.. she didn't PUT me anywhere near them, I just booked when she wasn't looking. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Patience DATE:Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 9:04:00 AM EDT WoW! That thing's huge!! But oh so cute!! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous slackermommy DATE:Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 2:33:00 PM EDT That rocks! Literally! They come out with cuter and cuter stuff every year. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Becki DATE:Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 4:14:00 PM EDT I love that greinning picture!! He is so adorable :) ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Clifford DATE:Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 6:37:00 PM EDT Dude. DUDE. Hello?...and the backseat is where? How is he supposed to pick up chicklets in that thing without one? ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Hf DATE:Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:21:00 PM EDT That is the cutest thing! C. loves her walker, she will getting a running start then lift up her legs and glide down the hall. Even M. does this and he is way to big for the walker. ----- --------