Thursday, June 17, 2010

Off Topic Thursday - Bored kids can play with garbage!

Looking for some extra fun this summer? Go look in your recycling bin!

I don't know what the weather is like around where you are, but animals are about to start walking 2 by 2 around here! We were having yet another rainy afternoon, and Jack said he wanted to play bowling with me. I asked him how we were going to do that, and he raced away. I followed him to the recycling bin, where he was digging around, and he triumphantly held up 3 empty water bottles. He set them up in the hallway & got some balls, and we had a grand time playing bowling!

We also have a local spray park that we frequent a lot, and the kids love to play with water toys while they are there. I love to share the toys, but when it's time to go, gathering up the toys can be a heart wrenching (have you ever tried to explain to a one year old that they have to give the toy back?). We now take empty yogurt contains (buckets), and any other plastic containers we have lying around in the recycling bin. Now we can share, and if someone is still playing with one, we leave it behind. Luckily, our parks now have recycling bins, so they will end up where they should be, after the fun is over.

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