My wife brought back a pair of badminton racquets from her Taiwan trip a few weeks ago that she’s been using when she was about 10 years old. It was surprising that she could still locate it but I’m glad she did. We’ve been wanting to play batminton for a while but didn’t want to spend the money to buy new racquets (actually, we brought some 99 cents ones that broke after half an hour of play).
This past weekend, my wife and I found some time to go downstairs to the grass area in our apartment complex and had loads of fun. It wasn’t too windy but one side definitely had an advantage. People were all looking at us weird (I assume it’s because no one ever plays batminton in the US, especially outdoors with no net) but it was so much fun.
So today’s frugal tip – Go dig up your childhood toy.
I know that I still have some old rollerblades at home, tennis racquets and such that I can dig up when I go back to Canada to see my folks. It will be difficult to carry all those things back down to the US but I will definitely try.
I’m sure that once we transport the equipment down here, Emma and I can come up with a ton of activities to reuse all our childhood toys over the weekend.
So everyone, time for a treasure hunt and start digging.