I recently received a box of Switchers Transforming Balls in the mail. Switchers transforming balls convert from a rubber ball to a surprise easily…no instructions or pictures needed.
I knew what was in the box, and I know my kids, so I hid it. I knew that if they saw what was inside, I would have 2 options:
Hear “MOMOMOMOMOMOMOM! CAN WE PLAY WITH THOSE BALLS?” every 30 seconds for the rest of the day.
Give in and let them play.
I waited for a relatively calm afternoon when everyone’s homework was done and there were no sports practices to rush off to, and I cut open the box.
And I immediately had company of the 4 and 6 year old boy variety.
Campbell’s favorite was the shark “because it looks like a football” (and he’s currently obsessed with football). Bennett’s favorite was the octopus, because it was the easiest to figure out how to transform.
My favorite part was that there are no batteries to replace and no annoying sounds. They also seem like they’re little boy proof and won’t be missing an arm any time this week. Wait. Fishes don’t have arms. Neither do sharks. Or octopi. You know what I mean, right?
The Switchers are recommended for age 5 and up. Bennett is 4.5 and he struggled a little with the fish and the shark. I think with a little more time he’d have figured them out, but sometimes over zealous older siblings don’t let you have more time.
The boys immediately ran upstairs to show my older kids the cool new toys. Later, I even found one stashed in my purse in the middle of our football banquet. Guess someone was worried the banquet would get boring?
Switchers are available in the check out aisle at your local Walmart.
I think I might leave the one in my purse. You never know when you’re going to have to keep a kid occupied. Or should I say octopi-ed? Ha!