This is what he asks to do every day now.
"Mama, I love to wind yarn for you! Can I wind more?"
"Sorry, Baby, there is no more."
"Mama, can I wind more tomorrow?"
If it was up to him we'd spend our grocery money on yarn just so that he could wind it.
The first swifts I looked at were the umbrella style. They're pretty, but at upwards of $50 I knew I would cringe every time my kids went near it. I didn't want something that I only felt comfortable pulling out when they were sleeping. Yay for this Amish-design swift. It's inexpensive and seems to be reasonably kid-proof...a good combo. The ball winder was also inexpensive, and so far, so good.