C-VILLE Kids: Little rocket man


(Photo by Jen Fariello)

Five-and-a-half-year-old Jackson Sneathern received his stomp rocket—an outdoor toy that relies on forced air to launch a plastic missile—as a gift a couple years ago, but his interest in it has only started to, er, take off in the last six months, providing hours (“seriously—hours at a time,” said his mom, Larissa) of entertainment. “He and the neighborhood kids each take turns trying to stomp it the hardest and make the rocket go the highest,” Larissa said. The only downside? It gets stuck on the roof.