If you've ever been to our house, you know that one of Ben's most favorite things is the large gray exercise ball. I've posted a video of him before jumping on the thing. What he can do on it is impressive. I've tried it. It aint easy. He jumps and bounces and slides and him and his big gray ball are like one.
Until it got a hole in it. He brought it over to me after school yesterday and he was almost in tears.
We tried to put gorilla tape on it, but it wouldn't hole the air in. As soon as he jumped on it, we'd hear a little sssssss and we knew it wasn't working.
Ben asked me to drive to Walmart and get another one. I told him I would get one Wednesday. I was busy making dinner and working, and Walmart isn't on the corner. It's a 30 minute round trip drive just to get there. Then, Ben said the best line, "I'm going to be without the one thing that brings me pure joy and happiness for 2 days?" Oh my gosh, I couldn't stop laughing. Yet, I felt so bad for him. He was seriously upset.
So, I did what any Mom would do and snuck in the bathroom and called David who was about ready to leave work. He's Super Dad and went to Walmart to get Ben a new ball. I didn't tell Ben, just in case they were out or something. This is how he eventually looked.
When David walked in, Ben had the ball wrapped around him like a hot dog bun. It was so pathetic. Then, David pulled out the new ball. And Ben was complete again.
That's it. An $8 ball and he's full of pure joy and happiness again.