Thursday, November 27, 2008

Talk about impulsive buying…



We saw this inflatable ball pool when we were visiting a baby shop in the neighbourhood. It was displayed near the entrance; the shopkeeper allowed Sarah to have some fun to play inside.

I swear Sarah was having so much fun at that time with so many colourful balls around her in the “test drive”; and that is why we end up bought this ball pool home.

Guess what, things aren’t be the same when she was home. She doesn’t want to play with it anymore! We tried to lure her with the balls and other toys, but no avail; and there was one time that I put her in it…


See how she reacted towards her new toy? She wants to escape from it!

Now she even feel phobia with it. Whenever I said, “want to play inside?” she will crawl away quickly, what an anti-climax.

Currently the ball pool is still “parked” at our living hall. We can only hope Sarah will change her mind one day…

24 comments:

Something About Us said...

it's alws with different feeling when playing outside or at home. I suppose she feels that it's something special that her home does not have, so she had fun that day.

you can alws try to rent first before purchasing any

- Ling

Kristie said...

that's a cute inflatable toy! how much did u get it for?

btw, i have a tag for u :)

Mummy Gwen said...

Joanne, you know we mummies will buy anything for the little ones as long as they are happy. Maybe keep it first and show it to Sarah again next time. I'm sure one day she will like it again. :)

Esmeralda said...

Well.. welcome to the "club" again Joanne. My hb just bought a play tent wid colourful balls inside, and Ashton just dun wanna go in the tent. Now the tent is taking up so much space in our limited hse... Kids! But I think slowly they will get use to it as they become more familiar..

LittleLamb said...

Hmm Maybe you can put all her toys inside and let her play inside???

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Rachel - I did tried this way, but still failed! hmmm..i also scratching my head now on how to lure him to play in the pool..hehe.
Anyway thanks for the suggestion.

Esmeralda - HUHHH!! You also faced the same problem currently. Ai yak!!!
- My house pool ball lagi worst, now starting to get dusty..."NO EYE SEE..." Hehe...
- Yes, I do hope Sarah and Ashton will change their mind soon...

Kristie - Yes, I must say this is cute and is big too..hehe.
It is RM117 after discount.
- Ok, I will grab the tag later. Thanks ya!

Ling - I have to agreed with you. I think Sarah had the feeling of Love at First Sight when she first saw the ball pool. But after that, no more love towards it as she feels nothing fun with it. Sigh!
- Erm....i dont think this baby shop have the toys rental service. Anyway, thanks for your suggestions.

nicole said...

wow.. i love the ball pool... try put her lovely things inside to make her comfortable with it inside together...

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Nicole - Thanks!
I did tried that Nicole but she just doesnt like to play in the pool.

quEeNie said...

nice ball pool.....probably later Sarah will like to play....its alwiz like dat wen u wan them to play they refuse n when u dun wan them wan...

Kristie said...

wow 117 quite expensive ya.. sarah so lucky!

anyway dont worry, sarah will grow to love it soon and she wouldnt want to come out of it once she gets crazy over this new toy! :)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Queenie - Thanks!
- I also hope that Sarah will enjoy playing with it later.

Kristie - hehe....The daddy is the one who is paying for the pool, coz Sarah is Daddy's girl. So daddy sure tak tahan and buy it for her..:-)
- Yalor...now I am headache that she doesnt want to play with it, later I think I will have another headache that she play till doesnt want to come out from there..

nicole said...

Joanne

oh, ic...later Sarah grow will like to play it, as like u say play until doesnt wan to come out... hahaha
Jessica very like this kind of things, some time she wan me put the 4 pcs disney mat to make it like tent, then she hide inside.. together with her pillow, toys... I was thinking to buy tent or this kind of pool for her.. still survey the price

little prince's mummy said...

Think she juz dun wanna play it at home? hmmm..

Wonderful Life said...

I think it would be more fun or she would play if got some kids to play with her... ;) go company mah... hehe.

Esmeralda said...

Yes Joanne... No eyes see... He only plays wid the balls. As for the tent, he refuses to go inside.. dunno why. Likes to dump his toys inside, and then ask me to take them out for him.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Esmeralda - Haha...For me, I did not let Sarah plays with the balls at all, or else I will have extra job to pick them up..Hehe..you know lah, lazy mommy mah!

Doreen - Yalor, I also think so. Thats why now waiting for her cousin to come and play with her and see how is it.

Kylie - Ya, it might be one of the reason.

Nicole - I hope Sarah will grow bigger and she can have fun with this pool.
- Jessica very creative in playing games..hehe, asked you to built a tent for her.
- Actually I got this tent at RM117 and I think is still at a high price..

Esmeralda said...

He just loves the balls Joanne. At least it can occupy him for a while - maybe 3 mins??? Hehe...

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Esmeralda - Is true also, at least Ashton can play with the balls for at least few minutes, at the same time you could do some other things..hehe

Qistina's Mama n Abah said...

What a nice ball pool. Nevermind later she will love it. Me too looking up for a baby tent that I saw somewhere..forgot where but I cant found it here. Thought of creating a playground at home for Tina but I am sure its not a small investment. Now slowly search for suitable item.

Last time we bring Tina to Jusco Tabrau City and let her play in ball pool like this with her daddy accompany her..she really have a nice time there. So I think on how lovely if I can create playground for her..but after reading your post..I think I should rethink if wanna buy something for my playground dream

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Sha - I also hope later Sarah will like it.
- Yeap, actually I think this type of ball pool is quite expensive. Luckily this one is bought by the daddy, hehe...But if Sarah likes it, then still worth it...
- Ya, somehow kids will have some fun on a particular toy when they are playing it at outside, but once reach home, totally different story. Pengsan!

agnes said...

ops, now only I saw this post.. yea, it looks kinda similar to my jumping tube, guess the different only your base is flat whereas mine is fill with air with bouncy feeling.. ;)

tell you what, chloe hardly get into the jumping tube as well as her pirate pool also.. but just need to be patient, am sure she will like it again after some time (just dont understand why lah).. ;) maybe "sen si hang" (new toilet bowl) gua..

btw, can you put some CLOSE UP pix of sarah next time and let me have a closer look of her? coz u usually 'combine' them until I hardly see her face & cant tell whether she look like u or not leh.. ;)

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Agnes - Dont worry, I know you are busy with your schedule, thats why you have missed the post earlier.
- Yalor, I think we have bought a similar jumping tube for our girls.
- Huh! Chloe also have the "new toilet bowl" feeling ya? I thought she enjoyed playing the pools as compared to Sarah. Yeap, I think I need to be patient.
- Hehe...Actually you may click into the pic ( 4in1 ) and have a closer look of Sarah. I like to do combined pictures, coz I like the tidyness after combined the pictures. Sorry ya, if makes you a further steps in clicking into the pic:-)
- Yes, Sarah actually looks alike me very much (People has been telling me this, and I also cant deny the fact).

Lydia said...

I think John might like it. **hint** ^@^

Btw, I think RM117 is reasonable (if the quality is good). I bought an activities + pusher/walker around that price and after I saw this, I think this is better cos it can be used in many ways, perhaps when Sarah is bigger.

You can try to cover the top and few holes with soft fabric, see if Sarah like it.

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Lydia, hehe....Has John played with the similar balls pool before?
- Sarah doesnt want to go in and play with it, so I do not know the quality yet, but I guess it shall worth with the money paid.
- I think I know which activity walker you mentioned. It is good for John if he is learning to walk now..
- Good idea. I never think of that..
Anyway, lately I noticed that Sarah started to show some interest towards it. I think later she can enjoy with this game.
Thanks ya!