Bethie and I have so many wooden toys that normally, the idea of another one is ho-hum at best. Been there, swatted with that, or with something so close to it, she couldn’t tell the difference.
But these narrow hardwood “ruler” paddles from The Stockroom look different. I may have to get me some. They look light enough to get used a lot, controllable enough to put in the same place a lot of times, and heavy/solid enough to cause a lotta-lotta sting.
A genuine old-school oak-hardwood school ruler might be similar, but it’s tough to find one of those that doesn’t have sharp edges or corners, or a metal straight edge, or splinters. (And there’s no good way to hold it that doesn’t eventually make my hand start to hurt a little, he said woefully, expecting pity and sympathy…)