What’s the Deal with Kids and Elevators?

Posted on January 13th, 2010

Have you ever noticed how obsessed kids are about elevators? Seriously. There isn’t a child on the planet who can walk into a building, see the elevator and NOT ask to ride in it. It

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8 Responses to “What’s the Deal with Kids and Elevators?”

  1. pixielation Says:

    It’s the magical way the door opens onto a new place – it’s like going through the wardrobe into Narnia.

    Although mine seem to miss that magic, and mostly just argue about who got to press the button last time.

  2. Laurie Says:


  3. submom Says:

    Mine have the obsession with pushing the buttons. WHO gets to push the buttons first, I should say. It results in lots of crying, screaming, shouting, and missed elevator cars. Speaking of elevators: Love the scene from ELF when he pushed all the buttons in the elevator. :-)

  4. submom Says:

    Didn’t see Alison’s comment above. So it could be a common plight! LOL.

  5. Laurie Says:

    You know I had forgotten about that scene in Elf. But it does perfectly capture a kid, and elevator and way too many tempting buttons!

  6. Sarah Says:

    I must have the only kid on earth who hate elevators. She’s too busy freaking out to even notice the buttons.

  7. Alena Says:

    I have to agree with your post. Kids and elevators come hand in hand. Whenever I was a kid my brother and I would race to the elevator just to see who could get their first and push the button. It was a thrill for us. We always made it some sort of competition. The elevator is a free ride, and you hardly wait in line.

  8. Laurie Says:

    Alena, LOL. I did the same thing with my sister. And you’re right, it’s like a Disneyland ride for free :)

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