Monday, October 4, 2010

Good Parenting Takes A Big Set Of Balls

I mean that literally! We went to a birthday party on Saturday for one year old friend of our and they had a plastic swimming pool filled with the play place balls like McDonald's or Chuck E. Cheese. The girls were in love! They climbed in to the tub, out of the tub, threw balls in and threw balls out. It was a hundred degrees outside and they refused to come in to the air conditioned house and away from the balls. They had the time of their life. So much so that I mentioned it to my mom who promptly went out and bought a bag of her own, so yesterday, when we went over for dinner, there in the living room, much to the girls delight, was a swimming pool of balls. I tell you what, you can spend $100 this Christmas' on the "hot new toy" and not get a fraction of the satisfaction that a couple of cheap plastic balls in an old kiddie pool are able to get. Kids are fairly simple, it's us parents who over complicate things.


  1. I know what you mean. Some of their favorite toys have been totally random things, like an old chip bag or a cleaned out butter container. Their current one is Corian Samples make great chew toys.

  2. Havent you seen the comercial that points these things out???? The box that the amazing toy came in is always, always more fun. I hope to see you all soon.

  3. Ha - We have one of those in our basement full of balls - it is actually a big inflatable space ship! The girls (both my twins - Ady and Riley, and my 1 year old Kinsley) love it!!!! They can't get enough of it - I can't tell you how much play time that space ship full of balls has given us!