Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nature called. It wants you to come out and play.


We don't currently own a ball for Addison to kick, so it was fortuitous that this tumbleweed decided to come and visit. What, you don't get tumbleweeds where you live? Maybe you would if you lived in the kind of town that doesn't bother to remove trees when paving its streets.

All of these are within a quarter-mile of our home.

And this kid, she knows a good thing when she sees it. She really does.

A girl and her tumbleweed

6 comments:

  1. Why doesn't she have a ball? My kids would totally love a tumbleweed. Too bad they don't exist where I live.

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    1. Jackie, because we don't believe in manufactured items for play toys.

      Just kidding.

      No, mainly 'cause we've just never gone to the store to buy one. When we were living with family, her mother-in-law had lots of toys and balls around the place, but now that we're in our own place, it's probably time to pick one up at a garage sale.

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    2. Lol. I did read an article not too long ago about a woman who doesn't buy her kid toys. Instead he actually plays with sticks and rocks and makes things out of junk he finds around his neighborhood. For Christmas and birthdays he gets experiences as gifts...trips to the zoo or museum, things like that, from family.

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    3. Honestly, I don't really mind the idea of that, though the main reason we don't buy toys is that we are a TEENSY bit neurotic about spending, rather than it being a big philosophical thing. I think the last toy I bought her was a pillow pet from Walmart about two years ago. She'd gotten her foot stuck between the bars on the cart, and a kind stocker lubed her swollen ankle with lip-balm to get it out. It was traumatic. So I bought her something soft to hug.

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  2. She is adorable with that tumbleweed. And your town sounds....interesting.

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    1. Imagine her shouting, "Tumble! Weed! Tumble! Right now!"

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