Once upon a time we had a little girl named Kenzie.
When she was about 4 years old we had a massive cardboard box that we set upside down and cut out some windows and a door that legitimately opened and closed, she painted and colored the out side and just like that we had fun little indoor playhouse for a couple weeks.
She played with that thing for hours. A blanket on the floor made a cozy carpet. Her doll and all it’s accessories fit nicely inside and they had all kinds of calm, sensible fun.
That house got a bit beaten and battered but it stayed up right and in one piece until we got tired of it and smashed it for the garbage guy.
Once again we ended up with a big box. It’s a bit smaller then the last one but still holds two little boys quite easily.
Thinking back to those hours of quietness while Kenzie played contentedly in the box house gave me this grand idea…
I would use this box to entertain my boys! (Kenzie is in school) My mind was filled with serene images of two little boys playing contentedly in this box while I sit on the chair with a good book, a cozy blanket and some coffee. ( Don’t judge please, it is snowing after all.) 😝 Not to mention the fact that we ended up in some bushes BESIDE the road this morning on the way to school. (That’s a whole other blog.)🙃
Can’t you just envision how amazing my morning will be? I will most definitely feel refreshed after this!
So, I brought the box in from the garage, laid it on its side and showed my two very enthusiastic little guys how they could sit in there with their toys and how the flaps made amazing doors that could be opened and closed.
They were thrilled alright.
For a grand total of 5 minutes.
Then they decided that this box was better suited for climbing on.
Which led to a semi-flattened box…
IT’S A SLIDE!!!!
So they spent some time sliding.
Next it became a ramp for tractors and cars.
Then they discovered that if they run across the room and jump on this box, it will slide a couple of inches giving them a short but (I’m assuming) sweet little ride.🤦♀️
Next they decided to count the blue circles on the box. There is twenty ’twone’ Kyna declared.
Another amazing discovery was the fact that with quite a bit of tugging and pulling and huffing and puffing it was possible to tear the box apart!
Currently (after only about 20 minutes) the box is laying on its side quite beaten and battered while the boys are playing train on the kitchen chairs.
What can I say? 🤷♀️ They sure were entertained for a short while but it definitely wasn’t quiet!🤓
As for my reading… I still didn’t pick up a book since I was too busy watching the boys and wondering what that box would be capable of doing next.
And then I had to blog about it.😎 The coffee was great tho.
P.S. Don’t worry I wouldn’t trade my noisy boys for the world! 🙂 (or for quiet little girls.)
But we sure do appreciate our Kenzie whose play is a bit quieter and calmer. 🙂