The older boys went grocery shopping with me on Saturday. In exchange for good behavior, I bribed them with a visit to the dollar store next door to the supermarket. I’m glad we went. Here are some of the cool things we found for little boys:
1. Bug Collecting Sets
These came complete with a container with a built-in magnifier in the lid, tweezers (for the more squeamish among us), and a bug net. Jonny managed to break his immediately by pulling on it while I was trying to get it out of the packaging, but who cares? It was only $1, and it was still savageable with a little scotch tape. We even managed to catch a couple creepy-crawlies that were hiding under one of my flower pots.
2. Squirt Guns
These even had little pop-up water shields. Of course they didn’t actually prevent one from getting wet as Jonny learned:
3. Swim Goggles
Both older boys are in gymnastics camp this week, and have pool time. We bought each of them a pair. Isaac loves his, but so far the goggles haven’t really convinced Jonny to set foot in the pool.
4. A Neat Book about the Earth
My guys like non-fiction. I read part of this as a bedtime story last night. Really.
5. Koosh Balls
I don’t know why they even like these. We had one for Ben which they somehow managed to destroy, so actually Mark bought them some for their very own to wreck.
So if you have small kids, head on over to your local dollar store. You never know what you might find.