I’m always amazed at all the “stuff” my kids and others like them have and yet the novelty of those enjoyments seem to wear off so quickly. My favorite is when my five year old son who has every Rescue Hero I think there is, cars galore, legos, and of course most of the Star Wars collection, claims “he has nothing to play with”.
Actually when the newness of the toys wanes is when innovation seems to kick in….plays are created, stories made up, books read, pictures painted, songs sung and of course who can forget the fun to be had with a cardboard box large enough for toddler buns to fit in.
I loved being pulled around the house in a cardboard box by my big brothers. Although the fun always came to a halt when they’d attempt to pull me down our 2 flights of stairs. The box and I never seemed to make it to the bottom of the stairs together nor in one piece and someone always ended up grounded…can you guess who?
I came across these little guys the other day while out in one of the informal settlements.
No Toys R Us or DVD’s to keep these guys occupied. Yet such joy emerged from the innovation of a beat up suitcase tied with string to a plastic scooter.
These little guys made me think about the fulfilling joy that comes with the simple things in life and a positive outlook!