Sunday, November 18, 2007

A simple ball?

Okay, here's a bit of a non-knitting rant.....
My daughter, Kaylen, is crawling now, and she likes to crawl after the dog's ball at Grandma's house. Very cute, but we can't let her have it because, well, ew. So... we decided to go out and buy her a new ball just for her. We went to two department stores that have very big toy sections.... Did we find a ball? NO!!! What the!?!?!?!? We found plenty of toys with lights and sounds, and dolls that talk and pee, and baby keyboards to attach to your computer, and little kid treadmills (are you freakin' serious!?!?) but no balls. What happened to regular TOYS!?!? Why does everything have to DO something? Do kids have no imagination anymore? I mean, come on, I can't even buy a simple ball!?!? This is just ridiculous! Is anybody else disturbed by the over-designed, sit-on-you-but-and-never-go-outside toys out there? (seriously, a little kid treadmill???)
Okay, that's enough of a rant. My husband and I are going to try Toys-R-Us.... hopefully they will have something.

1 comment:

Sammie said...

Our Wal-Mart has quite a few sizes of balls for kids. My grandkids lose them all the time and we're always having to get new ones. Some of them actually cost under $1. They are in a big bin in the toy department. My grndkids still love to play roll the ball and they are 5 & 7 now - it's been a favorite game with us since they were just sitting up.