Originally Posted by Vypros
Have you ever seen one of these things move? They don't go that fast at all, even downhill. The wheels only turn due to the mechanics of the motor propelling it. When it is sitting still, it's near impossible to move cause the wheels aren't "loose".
And I don't get the hate for hummers here, which is why I think this is a big deal. I know they aren't environmentally friendly or whatever, but it's not like a toy for a two year old:
1. Is going to affect the upbringing you give them
2. Suddenly make it so that the child can afford a hummer when he/she grows up.
I believe Hummers to be environmentally irresponsible and unnecessary. I aspire to raise my child in an environmentally responsible environment. If he develops a love for Hummers on his own, so be it. I am not inclined to encourage him to think they are cool. I don't know why this seems so out there? Plenty of parents don't want to buy guns or Bratz dolls for their kids.
Anyway, space and safety is the real issue. The fact that it's a Hummer is secondary. And no, I haven't seen these things move.
Thanks for some of the good suggestions from most of you! Keeping it at Grandmas is first choice, where he can enjoy on safe quiet road and in a long driveway, keeping it here without batteries is second.
I am unsure why some folks responded like I'm the wicked witch of the west for not wanting this in my home. I have no intention of turning this into a family issue or being unkind to my IL's. I just thought this would be a safe place for me to vent. Also, I thought some of you might laugh. I mean, seriously, isn't this toy a little outrageous? I think so, at least. And I am not a super crunchy person by any means.
For ds' first birthday, MIL gave him (among other things) a time-out bench and the paddle that she used to spank dh with. I didn't react rudely to that, I'm certainly not going to be rude to them over this.
They got him a license plate for it that says 2Fast4U