Lately, I’ve been spending my mornings with my cup of coffee reading the newspaper instead of perusing the blogosphere. This car, the Cozy Coupe, made the paper this week. The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum in Cleveland inducted this car into it’s collection last weekend. How about that? At least three of my neighbors have this car in their backyards as well! Ed and I always think this toy is kind of useless, since the girls have trouble pushing it with their feet and then we end up pushing it for them, but they don’t move their feet with the car and then one little foot gets stuck under the car. The article says that Little Tikes has sold more than 10 million of these cars, and “that doesn’t take into account its reputation for surviving multiple owners.” We got this car free from a friend whose grandchildren had outgrown it, so who knows how many owners it had?
(article written by Heidi Stevens in the Chicago Tribune)
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We have that car at my parents house. We need another one because G and his cousin Dyl fight over it constantly when they're both there. G just figured out how to use his feet to make it move forward, he's been able to move it backwards for a while though.
Had to laugh at this! Heard an entire story segment on this car on NPR yesterday. We had one too… My son couldn't power it up with his feet either, and when we pushed him, his foot got stuck. There isn't anywhere for a kid to put his/her feet while being pushed. Isn't it crazy that the company has sold so many of these useless toys???!!! What a scam!
Wow! Hank loves that car too, but he doesn't think it's to be rolled, he thinks it's to be gotten in and out of, endlessly.Recent blog post: Local News
I almost got this car for Jonathan on more than one occasion, but I figured I would end up pushing him everywhere and opted out. 🙂
We just gave little dude's away (we got it free from the neighbors years ago). I thought it was only his that had to be pushed all these years!Recent blog post: Thursday Giveaway part 2 – You Are So Lucky!
Yup, we have one too. Ours was given to us by our neighbors whose daughters used it for several years before they gave it away. Who knew everyone had that same toy!Recent blog post: Funky Foto Flashback: Complete With The Stevie Nicks Garb
Our girls found it easier to push backwards, too! And suddenly Lily's interest in the car came back as soon as her little sister started playing with it…go figure!Recent blog post: Have You Seen This Car?
I've often wished the car had a little footrest. Wouldn't that make sense? Too funny that you just heard the story on NPR!Recent blog post: Have You Seen This Car?
At least it keeps him busy! Lily also puts grass in the "gas tank." If only grass clippings powered real cars….Recent blog post: Have You Seen This Car?
That was a smart move!Recent blog post: Have You Seen This Car?
It's the car that just keeps on giving! When we're done with it, I'm sure we'll find a neighbor to give it to.Recent blog post: Have You Seen This Car?
We didn't even notice that so many of our neighbors had the same car until after we got it. Funny how that happens!Recent blog post: Have You Seen This Car?
I'm not surprised, I see these everywhere. Oddly enough with four kids, we've never owned one. We've had plenty of ride ons, just never that one. Does it come equipped with airbags. ;)Recent blog post: The Illegal Regal – FFF