Today I spent a gleeful several minutes playing with my Little Crow, who is a sporting almost 2 years old, and a 2 foot diameter heavy duty yellow exercise ball that once upon a time was taller than the child who pulled it down and rolled it over to me, a wide grin and sparkly eyes expressing joy.
I dribbled it like a basketball. Little Crow thought that was the best thing ever.
Each time I stopped, small hands thrust the ball back against my knees until I dribbled it again.
Giggles and jumping up and down in place, toddler high top hiking style shoes making wonderfully big stomping sounds on the upstairs floor. If I ever renovate, I want the ceilings insulated to get this space to be quieter. Or maybe not, the hollow sound as I walk will bring back happy memories for me.
Yeah, stompy boots and a great big ball = toddler giggles.
And I am glad I have that exercise ball after all.