Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Way Back When-esday: Having a Ball


Dateline: March 2005
Twins' Age: 4 years old

No doubt the germs and viruses (virusi?) dwelling in the McDonald's Playplace were more plentiful than the balls in the pit, but truly, could I deprive them of that glee? (Yes, Darren is in that top picture. Those are his navy-blue socks emerging from the swampy depth of spheres.)

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26 comments:

mommytoalot said...

Wow..the ball crawl..i remember it well.
thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments
xo

Terra said...

My kids would love you! I am the mean mommy that doesn't let my kids play in the balls.

Nicole O'Dell said...

Would it be viri? lol Nah, viruses is correct. ;)

Cute pics!!!

Nancy said...

LOL! I THOUGHT those blue socks in the first picture might be Darren's. What a great picture :)

Shasta said...

It looks like they were having a blast! I loved playing in the balls when I was a kid. We take the boys to a big indoor play area that has a ball pit and they love it too!

cat said...

Oh they love that ball pit. And I hate it. Makes nice pictures though.

in time out said...

wonderful memories. i do remember letting my kids play there, until all the silly scares scared me too much. but every kid needs to, and there are still some places where my big kids even like to play there. thanks for reading yesterday...i am in on the way back whensesday...i always spell it wrong. later today i do wordless wednesday, and then play wv wednesday...so come by at random times. although i have programed into your game the link to ONLY my way back post. hugs.

monica said...

We had a ball pit at home when the boys were smaller, they loved it. I am sure your kids loved the one at McDonalds also!

MyLinda said...

What precious memories! My 12 yo asked why McD's doesn't have the ball pits that she played in anymore...I didn't tell her about all the nastiness that she probably wallered in...it would have freaked her out! :-)

Barbara Manatee said...

we just played at McDs last week..in tunnels and slides tho...no more balls.

BoufMom9 said...

OH! I just love taking the kids places where they have ball pits and tunnels...sadly there isn't much around here anymore :(
S&D look so cute! Love how you can just see their heads in there. LOL

Happy WBW!

Emily said...

I LOVE Sarah's face in the second picture, so classic! -e

Jen B. said...

Such darling photos! Looks like they were having a blast!

Jules said...

I agree, germs are plentiful. But these are the moments that they will remember, and just look at how much fun they had!! Great pic's.

Take care!! ;0)

Terri said...

Love the ball pits! So much we bought our own!

BTW... we picked the same month to share today!

Tracy said...

Oh man, those things give me the heebie jeebies. I know I'll have to get over it. Though we did get one of our own for Christmas for the twins and surely that won't bother me as much...(?)

MommyAmy said...

LOL< I wouldn't have noticed Darren in that first picture had you not pointed him out! Too funny! Obviously they were having a blast, despite the germs. :)

blueviolet said...

I'm so glad that I never thought of those pits as contamination zones when my kids were little. Perhaps they would have been sick a lot less I had though!

noble pig said...

I know the pit death i would call them. Once my child came out of one wet...I know some kid had peed or barfed! Oh gawd!

Threeundertwo said...

Gotta love the socks in the first picture! I don't think we ever had any ball pits that deep.

Great for building immunity.

Lisa said...

cute pics! I decided once I put my kids in daycare, all bets were off - no more trying to protect them from germs...I don't go rubbing them on sick people, but no more sheltering...god knows what they touch, lick, breathe at daycare all day, after all!

ChefDruck said...

You know what, I'm always a fan of ignoring the germs and focusing on the fun. Life in a bubble wouldn't be so much fun! Great pics.

I'm glad you liked my out there post to my crock pot! You never know how inspiration will strike.

Lisa said...

I love those ball pits, I do worry about the germs, but they are so much fun. You really don;t seem them too often anymore.

btw - now I am putting my WBW post for this week up, had a little glitch earlier, but i think its all worked out!

Mike and Jill said...

One of the few things we still haven't done with our kids-the pit o balls. I'm sure they would be in heaven-looks like yours were!

Jill

Wendy Lee said...

Cute pictures!! I worry about the germs too......so she gets a good cleaning the second she gets out! Nothing like a mommy armed with wipes and hand sanitizer!!!

But so worth it for them to have fun and cute pictures!

The Corradetti Clan said...

My twins love ball pits. I am horrible and never let them in them in public but we have one in the basement. Great picture