I have to laugh sometimes when I walk in the supermarket this time of year and see the heaps of plastic outdoor toys for sale. To me, "outdoor toy" is almost an oxymoron. The outdoors is one big free fabulous toy!
Z and his buddies R & K decided to set up shop under the marina mailboxes and happily spent the afternoon making, selling, and buying... dirt. And leaves. And flower petals. And mulch. And rocks.
They were so industrious about it. I mean you could not pull these kids away for anything (just ask R & K's mom when it was time to go home).
The idea came from their own imaginations. There was no squabbling. There was no whining. Just three happy kids.
Creating in the dirt.
You can't buy that in the toy store.