Monday, June 29, 2009

Ball Pit

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There is lots of red (and yellow and green and orange) to be found at the ball pit. At 5.5, Maya still loves to play in these, alternating between jumping in geronimo-style and pelting balls wildly in every direction. I love to watch her obvious delight in doing it, too, especially as it detracts me from wondering just why my sock was all wet after my last excursion into one about a year ago. Thankfully my kids are old enough that I no longer have to go in to rescue them (or drag them out when it's time to go!). After that last experience though, they should count themselves lucky that I let them go in at all, although they probably do wonder why their fairly laidback mom goes all psycho-germ-crazy whenever they get out.
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Eventually they'll be too old to want to play in ball pits, I don't want to rush that growing up any more than I have to, but in the meantime for the sake of my sanity I have chosen to firmly believe that the mystery liquid was simply water from someone's spilled sippy cup.
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That's my story and I'm sticking to it. If there's another version, I don't want to know about it!
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At least they still make good photo opps.
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38 comments:

Mojo said...

Some things it's better not to know.

Jientje said...

I love love love that picture! It speaks of Summer and fun ... and Ikea to me, LOL!
Trying to catch up a little here, it looks like you had a great time. Are the knees all back to normal now? Oh and I want the recipe of that cake. Did I miss that? The yummy cake? You made me drool! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog while I was away. You hae no idea what it means to me, reading all those comments. You even linked me into SSSunday? You're such a sweetheart, thank you so much!!

By the way, I love wghat you did with Maya's room!

Thom said...

I'm sticking with your story as well :)

This Eclectic Life said...

Bwahaha! I love all those colors, but I'm with you. Avoid going in the ball pits at all costs. You can go ahead and think it was water from a sippy cup. I won't tell you any other story. :-)

kaye said...

fun photo :)

Dina said...

Ah, the joys of motherhood.

James said...

Nice photo. Those ball pits came out right when I was just a little to old. Rats!

Dina ... UK said...

Thank goodness for anticeptic wipes..:-)

p.s. I made an error with the three posts I did on Sunday, never used the right links...lol
I have re-linked because:
My mono link and pet link did end up in the summer one....:-/
I think I should jump in those balls, after being such a dummy...
:-))))

ellievellie said...

I like those - don't remember them when I grew up, but my kids love those - they are everywhere nowadays!

Ralph said...

I agree, do not rush their growing up. As ours are in college, they are quite grown up. But like I post, I remember when they were little. I sometimes miss the old days of babies and toddlers, at least some of the time...Ball pits (at a local Burger King)seemed to please ours in years past...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's wonderful that you're enjoying your kids so much. Definitely don't rush them into adulthood. ;-) The ball pit makes a fun shot!

Leora said...

I'm wondering if anyone comments on your photographing the balls. I photographed some balloons last week, and everyone around me wondering why the attraction to photographing balloons. At least you and the other photo bloggers get it.

Carletta said...

Oh those do bring back memories of birthday parties at fast food joints! :)
Let them play Robin - as many times as they want. The time passes quickly. My two grandbabies will soon take up the slack. :)
Very colorful shot!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Meikah said...

LOL. That's what mothers like us do. Get a theory about something that's happening in the house and stick with it. ;) Love the red balls, too!

My first Ruby Tuesday entry is here: http://brandsforgrabs.blogspot.com/2009/06/ruby-tuesday-going-red-for-pizza.html

onangelwings said...

That is truly an awesome picture.

napaboaniya said...

Nice! I remember both my kids enjoying themselves in these ball pen...they love falling on top of them :) Makes me giggle every time!

Jama said...

These sure bring back memories of the time my kids played in them long time ago.

laura said...

My children LOVE the balls pits. Great RT photo!

Mar said...

What you don't know, won't hurt you... love your shot, it's so happy and colorful!!
Happy RT!

Nukke said...

If that was not water : How horrible can a man bee, YAK ! and your pic is nice but to think people doing what so ever YAK !!!!

Martha in PA said...

I love visiting your "kitchen" each week!
Great photo, and I agree, some things it is just better that we don't know. One of my favorite photos of my daughter is when she was not even one, I had her sitting in a ball pit with her cousin! (I need to find that photo and scan it!)
My Ruby Tuesday

SouthLakesMom said...

Brings back good, if icky, memories!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Down at the ball pit
a rainbow of roundness and
laughter outrageous…


My Ruby Tuesday

Mary said...

You have to love primary colors. This is a terrific shot. I love your kitchen island.

Cheryl said...

Great shot! I loved the ball pits as a kid. They're pretty non-existent around here due to mystery liquids...and not so mysterious things like feces and drug needles...

Happily Retired Gal said...

LOL ... I'm with Mojo on this. Some things are better left alone ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great Shot! Looks like it would be lots of fun! Have a great day!!

Sherrie
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2009/06/ruby-tuesday_30.html

Annie said...

Hi Robin,

What memories this picture evokes. My kids would have played for HOURS in the ball pits if I had let them. It certainly did help them use up a lot of excess energy. Sweet memory.

Annie

NicoleB said...

There are def. things in this world you don't want to know :D
And now, let's have fun with the balls, yippieh!

Daryl said...

Robin, you dont just have a good eye, you are a clever one .. I think these last two photos/posts are super!

amanda (the new site) said...

Hey Robin, what a great idea, love the colors. I am back from vaca will have pics for next weeks Summer fun!

maryt/theteach said...

Oooo, I love it, Robin! So colorful! And I know kids love it! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Kim said...

Aahhh the infamous ball pits...my sons adored these places when they were young...Everybody would have such a good time until that one kid (who was way over 5 years old),would start throwing the balls at the kids...parents would be calling out, "Come on out Johnny, Come on out Suzie, whadayamean you can't come out...no I am not going in there to retrieve you!!!"

Jim said...

Hi Robin, when they get too old for the ball pits then you might have to stop playing in them.
This is until your grandchildren can go, then you can have lots of fun in there again.
Happy RT, thanks for the visit. I gave Adi a pet and a hug for you.
(She got lots of hugs this afternoon, we did our regular visit at the assisted living home.)
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Didn't get to Tel Aviv, just all around it. My favorites were the Mt. Carmel and the River Jordan after the plain Jesrael when it heads south. We stayed in Jerusalem for seven nights as tourists in 1980.

Ms. Latina said...

You're right the colors on the balls and the shape make it an amazing picture! As for your story, I 'll stick to it too LOL

Greyscale Territory said...

Those brightly coloured balls spell fun and games! They make a wonderful photo en masse!

srp said...

Sometimes these things are just too much information to process rationally...I have heard even worse horror stories... but won't tell you now......I am just glad that my daughter made it to 23... ; ) Thanks for stopping by.

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