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What Not to Pack in the Stroller

Sunday, July 6th, 2008
By raincoaster

There has been much discussion of late and around these parts of the Herculean loads shouldered, strollered, or shoved into minivans by parents in the name of having essential items to hand at all times. We all know what it’s like to realize the last of the diapers is gone and you’re halfway through Death Valley…or if not that scenario exactly, well, it felt like it.

But at a certain point, preparedness can indeed be said to have gone too far. Indeed, it can in this instance be said to have run amok. People have stormed Hadrian’s Wall (and quite successfully, too) with less ordnance than this.

Stephanie Wilson, one of life's winners for sureFrom DListed:

29-year-old Stephanie Wilson decided to take her little baby and her other young child for a walk around their Utica, NY neighborhood on Tuesday evening. Everything was going well until Stephanie ran into one of her rivals. Stephanie and the other woman immediately began arguing over money. That’s when Stephanie reached into the stroller and pulled out a big knife! She also pulled out a sawed-off shotgun.

Now, any fool knows this is completely impractical. You can’t shoot a sawed-off shotgun with one hand! Put the knife down, fool!

But wait, there’s more!

When the cops searched the stroller they also found two more knives and a box cutter. Strangely, she only got THREE counts of endangering a child and one of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon: what’s that? One for each knife, the shotgun for the felony, and the box cutter came free with the set?

No report on the number of sippy cups seized.

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Listmania! Mini-Me Edition

Sunday, July 6th, 2008
By Glinda

Kids just love to pretend that they are older, don’t they? The Munchkin loves to sweep and vacuum and be all grown up, just like the Scarecrow and me. Too bad we are probably on the last legs of this trend, and sooner rather than later I will be bribing him just to make his bed.

But, for the kids that are still groovin’ on the grown-up thing, these are just the ticket.

PhotobucketPlayskool Dusty the Talking Vacuum Cleaner with Bonus Mini-Vac Has animation, fun sounds and even Dusty’s friend Brushy! And oooh! Bonus mini-vac!

PhotobucketLittle Tikes Mulching Mower Love stuff from Little Tikes! This one has “mulching action” aka little bouncing balls, a gas cap, and realistic sounds that will be sure to be a big hit.

PhotobucketLittle Tikes Shopping Cart The Munchkin got this cart when he was three, and he adored it. It doesn’t just have to be a cart for food, it can be a cart for just about everything! Be prepared, though, to have your child careening around the house with it. They just can’t help it.

PhotobucketLittle Tikes Tot Sports Easy Hit Golf Uh, it seems like Little Tikes should be giving me some sort of commission here. For your budding Tiger Woods, this can be played both indoors and out.

PhotobucketWooden Take-Along 24-piece Tool Kit From Melissa and Doug, this cute little toolbox gets high marks for creativity and safety.

PhotobucketLearning Resources Pretend & Play Doctor Set Many doctor sets don’t have enough equipment, but that isn’t a problem here. There’s enough for an entire medical team!

PhotobucketLearning Resources Teaching Cash Register Check it out, from ages thirty six months to seven years! Not many toys have that kind of longevity. Show me a kid who doesn’t love a cash register, I dare you!

PhotobucketLifeStyle Dream Kitchen A big hit with both boys and girls, this kitchen from Step 2 has great attention to detail, including “stainless steel” appliances and “granite” countertops. It also has lots of fun little extras like boiling water sounds and a 28-piece cookware set.

PhotobucketAnimal Hospital Pet Vitamins! Boo-boo cream! Little invidual cages! Keys that open separate doors! This set by Parents is everything an aspiring vet could want.

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