It took Mummy a long time and a lot of money before she realised something about toys for us. One they don’t last very long. Two they are expensive and actually not all that brilliant for for toys that won’t survive more than a few hours. Only three things she bought for us live on. A pop-up tent, a wooden cabin and a tunnel, but they are a story whee can save for another post.
The truth is; Happiness is homemade. Whether it is an obstacle course of magazine piles, cardcoard box hidies or shoe box playgrounds whee love it all. My favourite that I literally attack is a cardboard tube filled with hay. I roll it around, chew it, hit it and jump all over it. Bingo prefers a paper bag full of hay to get lost in but I get panicked when in those and have to squeak at Mummy to rescue me!
Anything is fun. A duvet or blanket becomes a mountain to be explored. A staircase is something new to climb. A football is a giant thing that rolls when I tap it and becomes a runaway boulder.
Of course, all of these are supervised but they are more fun that any silly toy Mummy buys. In fact, on one particularly memorable occassion, whee had more fun with the packaging than the toy Mummy bought! What homemade toys do you like? Do you have any suggestions of toys Mummy can make for us?