Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
Rocking Horses, Now with Added Water
Behold the Water Rocker, a plastic rocking seahorse that shoots water from its ears.
It’s meant to be a fun summertime toy. Jam a lawn hose up the horse’s you-know-what, plant your kid in the saddle, and each time he leans forward water sprays up and over him.
Alas, the Water Rocker is not on the market yet because its inventor is still seeking interest from a manufacturer.
He dares ask… “What parent could deny their tiny tot the gleeful fun of a water squirting rocking horse?” Hmmm.
It leads me to wonder. What other children’s toys could be improved with lawn sprinklers?
- A teeter-totter that squirts an arc of water over you and onto your mate each time you land with a thud.
- A trampoline that blasts water horizontally upon all the people waiting for their turn to jump.
- A swing set that uses your child’s motion to pump water up the
frame and out onto the surrounding area. Added bonus: when you dismount
the swing you land in a huge mud puddle.
Why stop there? Why not build a baby stroller that leaves a trail of soap bubbles in its wake?
Like it? Hate it? Have other ideas?