Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Rambling Thoughts About a Beach Ball

Thoughts About a Beach Ball....
As a kid, beach balls were a great symbol of summer fun. They were so versatile. First there was the excitement of getting a new one each year. Funny, they never seemed to last from year to year. Next, the inflating. I remember blowing and blowing and feeling like it would never be inflated fully. Of course, I had to make it just as hard as I could. There was always the challenge of getting the little hole plugged before too much air came out. Then at last it was ready for play.
My brother, John, and I loved to play with balls. Beach balls, baseballs, basketballs, plain old rubber balls, super balls, and tennis balls all enhanced our fun. Beach balls were especially fun in the water. I do mean in the water. We'd do our best to completely submerge the ball, then let it go and watch it pop up into the air. It was great fun to see who could send it the highest. We'd bat it back and forth to each other, push it in the water, make a whirlpool in our little pool and watch it go round and round.
Ah childhood, when fun was found in a simple beach ball.  I think I'll look for one this week for my little kiddles. ~smile~

Let's take some time out for fun!  Let's make memories with our children.

Laura
Happy at Home

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10 comments:

  1. You know, I never had a beach ball when I was a kid, but I always wanted one. Do you think I am too old to get one now?

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  2. Hi Miss Marie,
    It's always a joy to read your comments!

    It is absolutely NOT too late. You are most certainly NOT too old!

    NOW is the perfect time!

    Go get one!

    Enjoy!

    Laura

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  3. Oh, yes! A beach ball, in the summer, in the water - so much fun!

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  4. I love beach balls and have an entire box of them in different prints in the attic. I used them to divide an area of the park for a party we were having - a great big circle of beach balls hanging low.

    Everyone loved it because everyone loves beach balls.

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  5. Hi Carol!

    What a dream! Living in a little Cottage by the sea! I'm going to do a little reading on your blog tonight. ~smile~

    Marking off an area with beach balls is a terrific idea. We live on a creek in SW Missouri. I'm going to have the kids play with the ball in the creek.

    Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
    Laura

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  6. Hi hsmominmo,

    It's on my list! If I can get one this weekend, we'll take it to the creek.

    Blessings,
    Laura

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  7. Hi Gena,

    Hopefully, happy memories are what life is made of!

    God bless!



    Laura
    Lane

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  8. My youngest grandbaby just turned one on Sat. His mom threw him a swim themed party. When we arrived the hammock was filled with beach balls. What a fun sight to see! Fun is definitely on the agenda when a beach ball is involved! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Hi Jann,
    What fun! I've not yet bought a beach ball. I really must get to the store before summer's out. It's late. I'll pop over to your blog for a visit soon.

    Blessings,
    Laura

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Be blessed!
Laura