Thursday, August 10, 2017

Balancing Cactus: file this under silly fun

Back in 2015 I spotted this balancing cactus game at Potted, in Los Angeles. I was mildly enamored (after all I did take a photo of it, which I included in my blog post), but at over $25 it seemed like a silly thing for two adults to purchase.

So of course when I saw a smaller, cheaper, version at Powells — and we had a nice balance on our store-credit account (sell back books...get credit to spend) — well it had to become mine.

And with an appropriate age range like that, how could I say no?

Plus look at all these skillz I'm working on! Logic, fine motor, coordination and concentration...

Hours...

And hours of fun...

Building...

Sucess!

I think this is going to live right next to the desk I work at. It seems like the perfect distraction while taking part in a conference call that stretches on and on...

Intrigued? These are not affiliate links (I am not on the Amazon payroll) but they are available there, both the small and the large.

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16 comments:

  1. A perfect toy for you and fortunately you fit nicely into the recommended age range:) Will this be in a vase some Monday?

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    1. In a Vase...hmm...that could be tricky. Then again I do like a challenge.

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  2. Too much fun. I used to buy Mark kid toys for Xmas. Bought a beautiful set of blocks that had the twigs still on them in places. Eventually gave them away to an actual child.

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    1. Blocks are a lot of fun and those sound wonderful. Kids books are our usual digression, the illustrations are just so fabulous.

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  3. Adorable. I didn't realize how tiny it is till you held the box in your hand... no choking hazard, I hope.

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    1. Funny you say that. Andrew had come up with a particularly stellar form and I tried to move it without having it fall apart. I failed, and "cactus" pieces went everywhere. It was near her dinner time and Lila (our dog) decided they were food. Silly girl. Luckily she didn't swallow any of them. One has tiny bite marks though.

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  4. Cute toy and good one to keep your mind off the to-do list! ;)

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    1. Oh yes, there's always the to-do list...

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  5. Wait, you have a job? And here I thought you just blogged and gardened created cool flower arrangements and amazing metallic planters and toured other peoples gardens all day : )

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    1. Ha! Yes, not the typical 9-5 though. Instead I piece together free-lance writing assignments, the occasional speaking gig, and serve on the board for two amazing horticultural organizations.

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    1. Of course the shades of green spoke to me...

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  7. We should never outgrow toys.

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  8. I love it. Perfect toy for you!

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    1. Wouldn't an Agave version be fun?

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