This week, my mom sent us a Spring/Easter package which contained some cards, candy, books, stickers, and more. We’ve been enjoying all that was inside the package, but we’ve had an unusual amount of fun with the cardboard box it came in.
When you don’t have a lot of toys laying around, and you’re stuck at home because you don’t have a car yet (more on this in a future post), you tend to get very creative with how you play.
One day while we were walking home from the bus, we saw a couple of boys sliding down a hill on a cardboard box, and the girls thought it would be fun to take apart the box that Grandma gave us, and slide down the little hill in our own backyard. So we did just that. Look how much fun we had!
Even days later when we had some friends come to visit, guess what our kids wanted to show off to their friends? Their computer games? Their new clothes? No, their cardboard box from Grandma Alli.
The kids have had a lot of fun making their own toys lately in other ways as well. We have probably two dozen paper and cardboard fairies now that the kids have cut out and decorated, and they love pretending to fly with them. They even cut out a “boy fairy” for me to color and use. I think it looks rather manly.