Water Table Fun

1 Jun

Such a blessing to little Elijah.

A couple of weeks ago I accidentally bought Elijah a Fisher-Price Water Table.  Honestly it was an accident.  We were quickly making our way through our favorite grocery store (Aldi) and all of a sudden I stopped.  There across the row from the pickles I saw it: a water table complete with a ferris wheel, water wheel, and best of all a spiral center where balls could be thrown.  At once I was mesmermized.

I quickly marked about half of the items off of our grocery list and loaded up the water table in our cart.  (You can only use cash at Aldi so I had to put some things back in order to have enough money.)  😉  In one sense I was almost giddy at the thought.  On the other hand, as a super frugal momma I struggled with a little guilt.  Is it really okay for me to spend $30 on such a frivolous toy?  One that we will really only use for a couple of months?  We hardly ever spend money on new toys for Elijah.  (Yes we do buy a lot of books, but I could probably count the number of new toys we have purchased for Eli on one hand.)

Our whole family is thankful for the water table which now adorns our front porch. It is a delight to watch him enjoy it everyday.

I brought the toy in the house somewhat skeptical of what Brandon’s reaction was be.  He was absolutely shocked and laughed so hard when I told him all about wanting to buy it, momma guilt, and thinking maybe we should take it back.  Brandon thought it was a wonderful idea so I spent the next fifteen minutes putting it together while Eli jumped up and down.  Then we spent a delightful evening exploring Eli’s new toy.  Today I’m really thankful for that toy.  We (and I do mean we) continue to enjoy playing with it almost every single day.  If you pass by our house on a sunny afternoon you can almost be sure to find Eli and I outside splashing around and having a wonderful time.   Feel free to honk and we’ll wave back at you! 🙂

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4 Responses to “Water Table Fun”

  1. littlefamilylife June 1, 2012 at 1:50 am #

    That’s so great! I did something similar last week. Sometimes we Moms need to stop counting and planning and just buy something fun. I love that you’re out there together – so worth $30!

  2. Renee Emerson June 2, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    that looks like so much fun! i will have to get one of those for Zuzu when she gets older!

  3. Heather June 9, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    We love Aldi. Our Aldi takes debit cards and cash, though. That’s so funny that yours only accepts cash! Love the water table. Smart purchase!

    • emersonfamily June 11, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

      Our Aldi does take debit cards but we only allow ourselves to use cash except for gas purchases. 🙂

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