Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
Waft Mobile Feeds your Child’s Balloon Addiction
Want to drive your toddler insane? Buy a Waft Mobile by Fred & Friends. It’s a balloon mobile using real balloons.
Four balloons bob on a wire frame, secured by magnets. One must presume you insert a magnet into a deflated balloon, inflate and tie the balloon off, set the wire frame on the floor and attach the balloon.
It’s rated for 8-years-and-up not because of the dexterity required to assemble the mobile, but because kids any younger would go crazy wanting to play with the balloons, then crumble to the ground wailing as joy lies just out of reach.
The mobile is sold in red-blue-green-purple or black-white-silver-yellow themes. Extra balloons are included, reminding us that this mobile requires regular maintenance. No worries. Think of it as an instructional tool to teach the concepts of life and death.
Oh, but seriously, it’s a cool mobile so long as the balloons don’t pop and release tasty intestinal-perforating magnets. I don’t know… my daughter stopped putting non-food objects in her mouth by the time she was 2-years-old.
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