Little Man, Big Ramp.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The other night after swimming my husband had the *genius* idea to let the little man explore the (virtually) empty parking lot on his scooter. Here is what happens when you combine a fearless little man and a big ramp. Don't let the footed jammies fool you, this kid means business reaching speeds of about 20 mph.




7 comments :

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

This is adorable and part of the reason why having a boy (in the way far off future) makes me nervous. :)

Polly said...

What a fun idea!

Anonymous said...

You had me on board until I watched the 3rd video. At least in the first two someone was at the bottom not only to spot the kid, but also make sure any cars coming flying through the lot would see you first.
But in the last one, you're both in the car while the kid is rolling around a parking lot on his own. Have you seen the way people drive in garages? All it takes is 1 moron blasting around the corner and your kid is reduced to a pile of sausage meat.
I'm by no means one of 'those' parents that shelters their kids from everything, but in this case your choice was just plain unsafe. Fail.

Yummy Mummy said...

I can assure you all that there was absolutely no danger of any car coming around a corner, nor was there any way a car could have backed out. We were in a closed area of a blocked garage. There was no danger to my little man at any time, other than the usual wipeout. I do find it humerous that people think we would take that kind of risk (of a car hitting our child) and then 1) post it and 2) in any way endanger his life. I didn't truly didn realize this caveat would need to be made.

Clearly we take calculated risks, but putting our child in any danger of being hit by a car is not something we would ever consider.

Anonymous said...

How was there absolutely no danger of another car zipping around a corner? There were cars in the garage. Someone gets in and drives, bang - crash.
If it was a closed area of a blocked garage 1) how did your car get in there and 2) why were there other cars in there, where your kid was zipping in and out of the columns in your 3rd video?

I'm just saying, probably not the smartest move.

Yummy Mummy said...

Again, it was a small closed section of a garage. About 20 feet. Would would have seen anyone walking to their car. I am not going to argue, given that I was the one there, but ther was 100% no way my little man could have been hit by a car.

Emily said...

Your little guy is so cute. I noticed your husband was speaking a different language to your son. Do you guys use OPOL in your house? I find it so interesting and would be curious to know how it works.