It’s been a while since I did a straight product review. ‘Thank God!’ I hear you cry. They are dull after all. I personally hate reading them.
Still, when Ikea offered me one of these mega-cute inflatable ladybirds (with the catchy name of Sagosten)… well, I was putty in their hands. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a parcel, it was nearly Christmas, I thought I could wrap it up, pretend I’d bought it specially, and Belle would never know…
Belle has got a bit fed up in recent months with my product reviews. Now, if I ever give her anything, she narrows her eyes cynically and asks ‘do I have to write a review?’ So this time, I went for a plain and simple lie, passing the ladybird off instead as a thoughtful gift. *bad mummy*
Belle loves it. She is a big fan of television, as I may have mentioned, and her after school routine at the moment involves stomping around for ten minutes while I insist she get changed, and then setting herself up on the ladybird in front of the TV, with an assortment of blankets and snacks. It was dead simple to blow up – all you need is a strategically aimed hairdryer – and it looks pretty funky too. I tried to take a picture of her, but she got suspicious, so here is a picture of someone’s else child enjoying it:
New Boyfriend seemed pretty keen on it too. “Wow!” he said, as we cackhandedly filled it with air and struggled with the zip. “This is awesome. I actually really want one of these.” I can see what he means, it is pretty cool, and it makes a rather lovely foot rest for tired mummies and daddies looking to put their feet up with a G&T after a hard day’s parenting.
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