These days I have started taking my son to our apartment play area in the evenings.Our junior is very very interested in anything he can lay his eyes on there.This includes the toys of the other kids coming there.His own toys? No way!!! They do not arouse his interest.
The first day I went without taking any toys.Kids here have these cars and bikes in which they can sit and somebody can push.He was totally engrossed in exploring the cars and cycles of the other kids.The next day I took his car along.It did not match his speed requisites.His interest shifted to the balls that the other kids brought.So the next day we took his ball.Now he became interested in the walking sticks of the old ladies coming for a walk.
He always goes in the reverse direction in the slides.And of late his practice is to climb on to the play pen(using the reverse slide method :) ) , come to its edge and just fall or rather jump freely.And mummy is supposed to catch him.
There is a shuttle court there and he loves running there and picking up the rackets of the kids playing there.These rackets are pretty expensive and the kids' parents most probably would not take any damage to those lightly.He would take the badminton racket and drag it on the floor.And I would go running after him to save the racket from him and myself from any unexpected expense.