About Me

I am an insane human being. I have been a wife for 15 plus years, and a mom for almost as long. I had 3 children early on...then struggled with life and IF and loss for 8 years. Thought our family was complete, so I compensated by adopting all the shelter pets. Then we were surprised that our luck changed. Our running total is Parents: 2, Kids: 5, Pets:4. My life is far from perfect, and much of our happiness was hard fought and won, from the death of a parent, job loss and marriage troubles, miscarriage and IF, we have been through it all, and dare I say we made it, with a lot of love and laughter, and not taking ourselves too seriously.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Green Ball

The best $2.50 I ever spent. I could have saved myself a fortune in baby toys. I bought it for him on a whim while out and about on vacation. Everyone in the house said "Why did you buy him that ball...it's too big for him, he can't even hold it. He doesn't know what to do with it..." and on and on they went. Well, my friends, I am here to tell you...as soon as he saw the ball he knew it was for him. He started by just patting it while he sat up assisted with the ball between his legs. Then he learned to bang hard on the ball, which in turn made it roll away and we played a modified game of rolling catch. Once he figured out how to get his chubby little arms and hands around the ball to hold it, we started an actual game of toss, and he found it hilarious when we would lightly bounce the ball off of his forehead. Then he started crawling, and it's the only toy he needs. Put him and the ball on the floor and he crawls after it, bats it around, and keeps going. He will follow that ball to every room, under every piece of furniture, and doesn't ever get discouraged that he can't catch up to it. A huge plus...it makes him SUPER tired!
Since Blogger is being stupid and won't upload the picture, this is the ball

1 comment:

  1. I feel the same way about tissues! For $2.00 I have hours of entertainment for the little ones. (And usually a mess too but it's worth it to be able to get some things done!)