The Circo Step Stool w/ Storage from Target has a weight capacity of 50 lbs and is not meant to accomodate an adult female weighing approx 117 lbs who attempts to ascend said stool with a running start. BIG FAIL.
Allow me to explain...
Calvin, our Pembroke Welsh Corgi, likes to go on our bed.
::side note::If you have never seen a Corgi, picture a 30 pound hotdog with 5" legs.
His lack of leg length makes him too short to jump up (he's made it a couple times, but has a 95% rate of failure). We got Jack, my 4-year-old, a stool with 2 steps from Target to use in the bathroom when he brushes his teeth. Being the practical and clever soul I am I thought that Calvin would use it as a staircase to get on the bed.
Boy was I wrong.
He wouldn't even try to use it, even after I physically put him on it. I thought maybe if he saw me use it then he would give it a try.
First I walked up it - no big deal, but he still didn't follow me.
Then I thought maybe I had to get him excited so I decided to get a running start in attempt to have him chase me up it - not a good idea.
Next thing I know I am on the floor and (what used to be) the stool is in 3+ pieces with the bottom step caved in. Had I known that the dang stool was being held together with what I am assuming was nothing more than swingline staples, I probably would have thought twice about my actions.
As I am rolling in pain and tears from hysterical laughter, I looked up to Husband who was giving me the side eye, and Calvin who was looking at me like I was an idiot.
Thankfully the only thing I broke was that stupid stool, and my pride.