Monday, September 26, 2011

Pulling His Own Weight (Sort Of)

We're flying to the East Coast next month, so Kelly figured now was a good time to get Elliot his own luggage.

She ended up buying the Trunki suitcase from a company called Melissa & Doug (if you have small kids, you're already aware that Melissa & Doug are taking over the world).

The suitcase appears to be tiger-themed, which is not going to help Elliot's problem. Between this, the sneakers and the fact that he's going to be a tiger for Halloween, it's like we're buying a case of Grey Goose for an alcoholic.

Anyway, the Trunki has wheels and kids can sit on top of it, so parents can pull their children around the airport. This sounds so much better than our previous method — dragging him along the ground by his arm.

For now, Elliot is so excited about his Trunki that he wants to carry it himself, even up and down stairs. We'll see how long that lasts.

The product description says it can support up to 250 pounds. Wow.

I realize we have an issue with childhood obesity in this country. But if you're dragging around a 250-pounder on an orange Trunki, something has gone very wrong.