Smalls Sunday: Super Ball Dilemma
One of Smalls’s favorite games is Couch Fetch. To play this game, at least one person must be hanging out on the couch, preferably trying to take a nap, so she can jump up on the back of the couch, drop a ball on us, and impatiently wait for the ball to be thrown over a shoulder. The ball then bounces down the stairs into the basement, and Smalls tears after it and retrieves it so she can start the game all over again. It’s super fun for everyone involved.
Sometimes, though, the game gets complicated. Since whoever is throwing the ball over his or her shoulder doesn’t bother to look where the ball goes, a lot of times the ball will just hit a wall and not bounce down the stairs at all. Sometimes Ben interferes and tries to steal the ball away from Smalls. And sometimes, the ball ends up somewhere very puzzling indeed.
Don’t worry — after several minutes of contemplating the Ball in the Shoe, she eventually got it out and was able to resume the game.