Dear Fischer Price,
Baby goat recieved your Little People garage for Christmas from Grandma and Grandpa this year. Rest assurred he loves it! Nevertheless I can't help but wonder what message you were intending to send with the figures that came with it.
When we first opened this I noticed the car's driver right away. So fast that I had to take a picture before we even got it out of the box. Do you see what I see?
I see a driver with a cell phone and some papers/book/garage door opener in their hand. Both hands are full and while the tiny car that our driver pilots does not have an actual steering wheel I'm left wondering how he could drive with 1. His hands full. and 2. Distracted by his cell phone and book.
In an age where technology is rampant and kids are exposed earlier and earlier perhaps we shouldn't send the message that distracted driving is good.
On the other hand...shortly after noticing the cell phone-toting driver, I noticed the other vehicle and figure that came with it.
Yup, the phone-toting driver is getting towed. (Even though the tow truck driver also seems to have its hands full). So perhaps the message is - Use your cell phone while driving and get into a crash? That certainly seems to be a true warning but again perhaps it isn't the message for a toddler toy.
Either way, I would think that this product might be better recieved if its drivers had fewer accessories, especially the cell phone.
What do YOU think blogland? Is the cell phone ok? Does the presence of the tow truck change its possible message?