A neighbor had this construction tube sitting on their lawn, with a sign marked free.

I knew it was there from an earlier car trip. I thought that the tube would be a great TOY for the kids. My imagination certainly started to run wild.

Driving home with the kids in the car, I pulled over and stopped in front of the tube.

“Where are you going, Mom?” the 5 year old cave boy asked.Picture 232

“Hold on.”

The boys, age 3 and 5, were sitting in their car seats in the back seat of a small car. I took the tube, brought it to the car and opened the back door.

Placing the 4 ½ foot tube across their laps, they asked, “What is this?”

“Oh, I thought you might like to play with this,” I replied.

You should have seen the smiles that beamed across their faces.

They are currently playing with it—in the house.

Thus far it has been a ride, a weight, a ramp for toy cars.

They have crawled all over and IN it.

Standing it on end, they have filled it with whatever they could get their hands on.

They walk around the room wearing it over their heads.

It’s a great hiding place.

One crawls inside and the other rolls him around.

And I now hear Dad getting in on the action! Dad spins the kid in the air—inside the tube! Then Dad dumps them out on to the couch.

The best part is that they are getting along as if they were the best buddies in the world.

I think I am going to buy a whole ware house of these and market them as a toy!!