Monday, September 29, 2008

Whatever "floats" your boat.

So. We went to the big city today.

You never know what you'll see there.

First thing this morning we took Alan in to get blood drawn. This particular location is a rather large building, with kids of all types running around. I feel I can sympathize with most parents who bring their kids there. It's just something we do.

But I have to admit I did do a double-take today when I saw a boy, about three years old, waiting in line with his mother and happily playing with one of these:

On a stick.

If you don't recognize that object, let me put it in its regular environment for you:

My first thought upon seeing afore-mentioned little boy entertaining himself with above-pictured item was "ew."

But then I had to admit that even if it was ... umm..... previously used, it technically comes in contact with only clean water. And the kid was clearly entertained and well-behaved.

And then I just had to laugh and admit that as parents we sometimes just have to do what we have to do.

You go mom of the little toilet-float playing boy. You go.


Kimberly Carpenter said...

That's hilarious! I would have had a hard time not laughing with that one. :) Us mommy gals do some silly things to keep the kiddos entertained and happy, especially at doctor visits. We had to go today and I was making Micah name everything he could identify in pictures and posters to keep him from running around naked!

Michelle said...

Been there, done that! Thanks for the laugh.

Cindy said...

Haven't you ever heard of that fun game called "Toilet Ball on a Stick"? It is great fun! Just jokin'....