“Back-seat playroom for your VW”?

I’m trying to make at least one post per week, ans since I haven’t made any progress on my aeolian harp I thought that I would post something entertaining. I hope. This is the first in a series of posts about projects that I _will not_ be trying to reproduce. To be honest, I’m of two minds on this project. On the one hand, I’m old enough that when I was a kid it was perfectly acceptable to let your kids run around the back of the car without any kind of seat-belt, car-seat, or any other restraint. I can’t remember ever having actually been in a car seat; I do remember fighting over who got to ride in the back of my aunt’s station wagon, though. Let’s face it: as a kid, nothing is cooler than treating a car’s floorboards as your own personal playground.

On the other hand, the parent in me has some pretty serious misgivings about this. They can be summed up pretty easily: “What kind of maniac takes a VW bug and turns it into a rolling death-trap for their kids?” The thing that gets me the most about this picture is the boy playing with the toy car on the floor of the VW. I can’t help but think that he’s pretending the car is crashing into something, and maybe there’s a little light-bulb going off over his head s he realizes that he’s probably not in the best position in the case of an accident.