Gareth has made what he wants for Christmas (or anytime before then that we buy him a toy) very clear:
Our neighbors have one of those scooter/ride-on toys (what are those things actually called??) and now he thinks everything with wheels is for his riding enjoyment. It sorta works with the little bus, but try picturing Gareth attempting to sit on a small wooden fire engine that's at least half the size of the bus lengthwise and widthwise. So now I'm on a quest for an inexpensive whatchamacallit. Until I find one he'll just have to make do with the bus.