Memo to me: Do not take Animal to the park without a leash. Or snacks.
While wandering through Pottery Barn Kids the other day, I spotted this little wonder. If every adult was required to scoot around on a tyke-sized Batmobile for ten minutes each week, the world would be a better place. More smiling, more laughter, more joy.
And much less crime.
Wikipedia offers a fascinating history of the Batmobile, from its first appearance in 1940s comic books — including this version which features a large bat hood ornament:
…to the awesome “Tumbler” version from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008):
…to its most recent incarnation in the disappointing film Suicide Squad (2016):
If you are interested in learning more, consider this website dedicated to the original Batmobile from the 1960s Batman television show starring Adam West:
Unfortunately, the Pottery Barn Kids Batman Ride On Vehicle (pictured below) is no longer available.
Adults will need to find other scooters upon which to reclaim their youth — and to make the world a better place by reconnecting with their senses of wonder, joy, and possibility.
Note — The image of the early Batmobile (from Batman #5, 1941) was borrowed from The Golden Age of Comic Books. The photograph of the Tumbler rolling down the red carpet was obtained from The Hollywood Reporter. The image of the Batmobile from Suicide Squad was found in an article from Forbes.com. Finally, the photograph of the Ride On Vehicle was taken from Pottery Barn Kids.