|(Forgive the glare, I couldn't prevent it).|
On to the point....
Quite some time ago, we won a Little Tikes Sandy Lagoon Waterpark from the awesome blog being run at The Bragging Mommy (forgive the glare in the picture, I couldn't prevent it), and though I meant to give it to my son, a good friend of ours has three little ones with birthdays all around the same time, so we gifted it to them. It was SUCH a hit, with them, and my son when visiting, that I got one for my little man too.
If you live in a seasonal area, and know anyone in a warm area with kiddos, or are the kind of person who shops way ahead of time and stores the items until later (I'm raising my hand here), now is the time to get summer toys. The clearance prices on even the most expensive of summer fun items is phenomenally low right now (because really, who needs them in the winter?).
So...the next time you're out shopping, check those clearance lanes, look at the seasonal section, and get ready to save. And if you know someone with kiddos who lives in year-round warm weather, even better...you can shop for their holiday gifts now and save a bundle! In the long run, the savings if you buy today is totally worth it... and that is true even if the toys do come with 'some assembly required.' :)