Yesterday, I went to Wal-Mart to buy a bouncy ball for the dogs. I accidentally left all theirs at my Aunt's this weekend and they were getting a little ansty. (That was unintentional.) Wal-Mart usually has these great balls in the toy section. Very bouncy, durable (even under Monty's chewing), colourful and sometimes they flash! All for under $2. I walked up and down the toy aisles and there was nothing. They had some balls that were Disney and sang when you threw them and there were balls on yo-yo strings, but no regular balls.
Are kids seriously so jaded that balls aren't fun anymore??? You can't throw something unless it has a string to make it come back to you? (No wonder kids these days are so fat!!) How is that possible?
I checked two other stores. No bouncy balls. Nothing. No toys at all that don't do something. Heaven forbid, that a toy might possibly require children to have imagination of any kind. It is a sad, sad world when a piece of string and a tin can can't entertain a child anymore.