Friday 5 November 2010

More fun than a barrel of monkeys

Thank you to the very nice couple who posted their sandbox for sale on Craigslist. I can hear my boys laughing and squealing happily as they play in it together in the garage.

It will be lovely as the rain comes this winter for them to have a dry place to play. Their usual patch of dirt in the garden will soon be rather muddy and cold. And what fun would a whole winter be with no place to dig and drive and bury and build? No fun at all, that's what.

Sure, they'll be dirty as all get-out by the time they're ready to come in, but that's what the bathtub is for, right?

Other recent Craigslist finds include a vintage Fisher Price circus train and vintage Fisher Price main street, both with their relevant accessories (people, animals, vehicles). Those have been quietly tucked away for Christmas!

We had such a fun day today. We discovered a community drop-in activity for children in a nearby gymnasium. The gym was filled with balls, ride-on toys, trampolines, swings, ropes, mats, crawl tunnels, play houses, slides, toys, and teeter-totters. Wore my boys out! They both fell asleep in the car on the way home, so I enjoyed a lovely quiet hour sitting out there with my laptop and a peppermint mocha from Starbucks. Bliss, all of it.

Hope your day has been as wonderful as ours.


  1. I love a good Craigslist find - That sounds like a fabulous day! I could use one of those LOL

  2. That's the great thing about Craigslist. When you get a good find, it's usually awesome, then you have those who don't reply at all 8|. That is awesome though. Your boys will have a lot of fun in the winter.