Saturday, June 17th, 2006
Daddle: a Saddle for Horseyback Rides
First there was the Daddy-O Rodeo T-shirt for giving horseyback rides.
Then there was Po-Knee, the plush horse for giving bouncing leg rides.
Now there is Daddle, the saddle which you strap on to become the horse and give daddyback rides. Knee pads are sold separately. You’ll need them.
Daddle is sold at Mama Bebe & Co., but it’s a little more demeaning to get it from PetSmart.com. [Update: Aww rats, PetSmart stopped selling it!]
So — Happy Father’s Day! Spare your back, knees and knuckles. Do what I did. Buy your kid a toddler-sized rocking chair and then sing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” with your arms pulling weightless invisible oars. It’s an activity you can do at the dinner table, in the car and most anywhere.
[Link via personal bloggers Lowstatic and Life with MadMan's Blog who saw Daddle on a TV show eight days ago. The product proliferated on various blogs until several bigger parent blogs got wind of it.]