Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Have You Seen My Balls?

For this week’s edition of Works For Me Wednesday, hosted by Rocks In My Dryer, I’d like to share one of the many new challenges Baby has presented us with and Daddy’s brilliant solution to the problem.

Baby is addicted to balls. He loves all balls. He does not discriminate. He loves red balls, blue balls, and yellow balls. He loves soft balls and he loves balls that jingle when they roll. But his favorite balls of all are the balls that are just barely small enough to roll under the couch.

A typical evening with our ball-addict looks a little something like this:

Baby: (rolls ball under couch) “Uh, Oh!”

Daddy: “Where is your ball, Baby? Is it under the couch? Daddy will save it.”

Daddy gets Swiffer from broom closet in the kitchen, gets down on all fours and fishes for lost ball under the couch. The ball rolls out.

Baby: (claps) “Yeah!”

Daddy puts Swiffer back in broom closet in the kitchen.

Baby: (rolls ball under couch) “Uh, Oh!”

Daddy: “Where is your ball, Baby? Is it under the couch? Daddy will save it.”

Daddy gets Swiffer from broom closet in the kitchen, gets down on all fours and fishes for lost ball under the couch. The ball rolls out.

Baby: (claps) “Yeah!”

Repeat until bedtime.


Rather than continue to chase lost balls until Baby goes to college, Daddy had a brilliant idea to stop the balls from rolling under the couch. He bought this:



Anyone that has a Grandma has seen these handy gadgets. They are commonly referred to as breeze blockers or draft guards and little old ladies like to scatter them all over the house to keep out the cold.

Daddy places the breeze blockers in front of the sofa and love seat. Baby rolls his balls. The balls don’t go under the couch!

That’s What Works For Me!

Now, if we could just find a way to keep Baby away from the Christmas tree…

3 comments:

The Not Quite Crunchy Parent said...

What a great idea! I may buy a few since even as they get older toys end up everywhere!

Not the Queen said...

Great idea! I actually have a couple of those (no, I'm not a grandma). I just never thought of using them like that.

proverbs31 said...

Too funny!

My mother in law bought a Christmas tree like that last year because she couldn't wait to the the look on my kids' faces when we came over for Christmas. :P