As my 19-month-old son develops I have noticed that he has an amazing ability to transform every-day environments into adventure-lands, and everyday objects into magical fun-generating devices.
As a result, I have decided to start a series of posts entitled “Makeshift Entertainment”. Each post will document an environment or object that my son has transformed for the betterment of mankind (or at least for betterment of toddlerkind).
Today’s Object: The Escalator
After taking my boy up and down the escalator for half an hour straight, I agree with his position.
If you think like a toddler, here’s why escalators are exciting:
- You recently learned to climb and descend the stairs at home. You took comfort knowing that stairs don’t move as you reached and grasped for grip. But now… [POP]… your little brain has just exploded as you learn that stairs CAN move. What’s next? An undergarment to replace diapers??
- Not only can stairs move, they can magically disappear.
- People get larger or smaller as you go up and down.
- There are monsters at either end of the escalator and you need to outsmart them so that you’re not eaten.
- You go up and down without actually doing anything. It’s a modern miracle and you take pride letting everyone know your direction of movement.
- People laugh at you and you don’t even have to break out your “A” material.
Conclusion: RUN, don’t walk, to your nearest mall today and take your kids on an escalator ride! It’s the least you can do (literally)!Disclaimer: Our family is a proud supporter of Schindler escalators. Always have been. Always will be. Schindler… ride with pride.