Thursday, June 9, 2011

Boys and their toys

When it comes to clothes and toys for the kiddos, I am frugal. A tightwad. A cheapskate. Stingy.

Between freecycle, hand-me-downs, and the consignment store - I don't buy much, and I never buy new.

And here's why:

We have a house full of toys, a playroom, a garage full of balls, golfing equipment, t-ball equipment, hockey equipment, chalk, 3/4 of an acre of yard to explore, and a playset/fort with a sandbox - and what do my children play with?

The dirty, old shopvac.

Umm Guys? Did I mention we have a playset with a fort?

"I got dit!"he says, emerging triumphantly from the garage,
dragging the wheeled monstrosity along behind him

In a moment I will take the nasty old thing away, but first - the camera!

"Dis is Sneeze - Ah-choo! Ah-choo!" says the Big Boy,
mimicking the shop-vac character on Handy Manny perfectly.

Umm Guys? Anyone want to play catch? Go on the swings? Anything?


  1. love it ..all boy..they pick out the most disqusting thing to play with..just like my brothers..i will take girls and dolls and tea sets over the shopvac any day he he..kisses to both the little cuties..

  2. Cute pics! I know exactly what you mean. Out of all the toys we have, my daughter likes to play with cardboard boxes, large sticks, and spatulas/ladles...