Especially when there are boxes to play with! This picture is of Nathan, taken on his birthday this past Saturday. He's such a goon. Don't get me wrong -- the laser remote control Battle Machines are a big hit, but the box was fun for awhile too. I swear, my kids have so much fun with empty boxes. We recently bought a Bowflex TreadClimber and you should have seen the boxes that thing came in. They were huge. The boys were bummed we got rid of them, but geez, they took up the entire family room.
I loved empty boxes as a kid too. I used to make homes for my Barbies, pet houses, forts, and other stuff. It's not something I grew out of right away either. When Rick and I got our first apartment in 1987, I took a big box and made a saloon for my cat CJ. I called it Whiskey Lips and decorated it with windows, signs, even swinging doors. He loved it and went in it all the time. However, something weird happens to my kids when they see an empty box. You know those long soda boxes that hold 12-packs? Those are suddenly transformed into moon shoes. Even empty plastic tubs are eyeballed for possible GI Joe scuba diving tanks. Yep, the possibilities are endless when it comes to an empty box or container!