Saturday, 17 July 2010
We love Tailball - except when it goes on the roof!
To give Miss D her due, she’s a bit of a tom-boy anyway so that helped a lot.
We also had a Tailball set. It’s new from Mookie Toys – you know the people who brought us Swingball, which is addictive in itself (but a bit dangerous for a 5 year old we summised). There are different Tailball Sets in the range so we chose Tailball Light. You are meant to be able to play this one indoors but I think you’d need a much bigger lounge than ours...or at least less valuable ornaments dotted around!
Master J decided that he’d test the Tailball the evening before. It consisted of two lime green, very vibrant looking bats, they also looked very robust too. Plus one ball, which seemed very bouncy, it was also green and had strips of flouncy plastic trailing from it in a tail (hence tailball) This tails seemed to slow down the balls speed making it easier for little ones to get to the target, whilst it did not stop any of its bouncy capacity. For Master J this was good.
On our way out the next day, we packed Tailball and it was a hit! Boy and girl playing nicely together whilst four tired parents sat in deckchairs and tended the BBQ. Bliss in a pack for only £12.99!!