Who wants a rocking horse when you can have a rocking snail?
Upon moseying through Three Lil Monkeys last week, I laid eyes on the ol’ snail and my heart went pitter patter.
Look at the colors! The wood! It’s so charming!
Pretty darn adorable, no?
Is Bennett anywhere near being readying for this thing? I dunno. Probably not. But considering the fact that he seems to be an over-acheiver like I am, I’m bracing myself for his progress and development! (Just yesterday he was rocking on his hands and knees! Eeee!)
Now, according to this website (from where I got the above picture), the modern version of this snail is named Sandy and is “on sale” for $89.98, down from the original $159.99.
Considering the fact that I have a used and abused rocking snail, I still think I got it for a steal at just $14.99. The internet tells me that Sandy usually comes with “happy tunes” and “educational songs” thanks to her battery-operated genetics. I could NOT. BE. HAPPIER. that my rocking snail came just as quiet as a mouse with the former battery pack surgically removed.
I mean, come on, can’t a rocking snail just ROCK anymore?! Does E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G have to be sOoOoOoOo multi-functional? Can’t Bennett just use his, oh I don’t know, imagination on the rocking snail? If he desperately needs background music to the rocking snail movie that’s playing in his mind, can’t we utilize some singing, humming or perhaps even a CD? (But, oh yeah, it does have a squeaker in one antenna. That’s ok. Every vehicle needs a good, ol’ fashioned horn of some sort. Outta the way! Rocking Snail is blazing a trail!)
And, no, his name is not Sandy. His name is Rocking Snail. Took me all week to come up with that. Genius, I know.
What?? A snail? That rocks? That looks like the best thing ever!
Must make babies NOW!
I saw those when I browsed zulily the other day … I’m sooooo GLAD you got one for him!!!! 🙂
I had never seen one before! Felt like I had discovered a treasure!
Definitely looks ready to me. Feet touch the floor, so ready to rock and roll
that is so stinkin’ cute!!
and i agree on the “everything does NOT have to have a soundtrack” comments. personally, i am tired of being innundated with background music/noise of some sort everywhere i go.
whatever happened to the pleasure of silence in which to organize one’s thoughts and use one’s imagination?
*hands soapbox back to Suzy* 🙂
Man, I love silence. I’ll never forget figuring that out about the Leesburg Pharmacy. Everything felt so still and calm! I try to make that happen in my house,too. (Can be an uphill battle with Brian though!) I don’t want Bennett to constantly have noise made at him. I want him to have the chance to think, to calculate, to configure, to discover, to imagine. I don’t want these gadgets doing everything for him!
*Thanks for returning my soapbox.*
He looks ready to me.
He is rockin’ that snail, soooooo cute!
He looks perfect on this! SO cute. Loved having my Squish time yesterday. <3
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! GLAD YOU ARE LOVING IT! Can’t wait to see you again!