I want to introduce you all to one of our new contributors! Kerra lives in Seattle, just like I do and has two charming and rambunctious boys. When Rocking Monsters asked us to support their new Kickstarter, I knew Kerra was the one for the job! Thank you Kerra for writing this post for us about your experience with Rocking Monster.
When you have 3.5 and 1.5 yr old boys, you may think that we would consider bringing in a puppy as the next addition to our family. We decided on a Rocking Monster.
Between it being our favorite sea creature (thank you Octonauts and Wild Kratts), and visiting the shop in Ocean Shores (WA) that’s shaped like a shark head last summer, the shark Rocking Monster seemed like the perfect fit. However, it should not be surprising to learn that bringing a monster into your home may not be a smooth process.
The box arrived, and I was excited to put together this new toy for my boys! When they were (finally) down for quiet time I opened up the box and took a look at what assembly was required. To my horror I wasn’t seeing directions… Then I realized I was looking at the back and the directions were neatly placed in the wrapping on the front (mini heart attack for nothing 😂).
I set everything out and started assembling, feeling very strong and capable… until I got the first two screws halfway in and I couldn’t with all my strength make it go in any further. I thought, “Man this bites.”
My husband was definitely not going to turn down the opportunity to use his power tools, so with the help of the drill, and another 20 minutes later, the rocker was ready!
We hyped-up this gift as part of our Advent calendar of fun surprises for our family. The boys’ reaction did not disappoint!
The boys took turns going on deep-sea adventures with their new “dangerous” friend. Mama was feeling good about it because this shark is anything but dangerous! The wood is smooth and the frame is sturdy enough that it seems like even an adult could ride it. The preschooler rocked it over very rough seas and it never seems close to tipping.
We’ve never owned another rocking toy before, and I loved the fact these aren’t “babyish” at all. In fact, the 20mo old was a little too short to get on and rock by himself (he’s about 31″). The 3.5yr old was very comfortable and looked like the perfect size for the toy standing at 3′ 4″. If we invest in a sturdy toy, it needs to be one that’s going to stick around for a good long while – and this fits the bill swimmingly.
The next bump in the road in transitioning from a family of four to four plus shark, was when the boys both realized they each wanted the full attention of our new friend at the same time 😉
Peace was finally established and we were on smooth seas settling into our new life as a family of dad, mom, two sons, and The Rocking Monster Shark.
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