I always hesitate when I write the word potatoes - I think maybe it's because of the whole Dan Quayle flap back in the '90s. I have to do a quick mental check to make sure that it's right, every time. How's that for random? Anyways - technically the kids aren't couch potatoes, since they are sitting in their individual saucer chairs, but the idea is pretty much the same. The chair has a dual purpose for Elinor - mostly she thinks it's just a cool "big kid" place to hang out, but she also can't get it on her own, so it's basically a super secret carseat/play pen/baby jail. Don't let her in on the secret, though, because then I'm sure she'll never get anywhere near them if she knew how sneakily I've been using it.