As he was leading me into the living room to show me, all kinds of things were going through my head. Maybe he won a trophy? I thought. Or got an "A" on his project? Or won a prize?
But then I saw this:
A bunch of huge empty cardboard boxes.
"Whaaa?" I stammered.
"Isn't it great!?" Patrick asked.
"No." I responded.
"My teacher was just throwing them out! And I asked her if I could have them and she said yes!! " Patrick announced.
Thanks Teach! We just spent the past two weeks getting rid of the ten million boxes from Christmas. Now our house is filled with them again...
But of course all the kids thought the boxes were the greatest thing ever.
And played with them all afternoon.
When Don got home and the saw the boxes, I saw complete panic in his eyes. I think he thought I went on a crazed post-Christmas shopping spree. He was relieved they weren't the remnants of my purchases, but mad that he had to haul more crap out for recycling.
So this just reconfirms what I have always thought about kids not needing all those expensive toys we buy them. They're happiest in a box.
Well, except for Pickle's tea party stuff and Meow-Meow (she's in the bed in this pic). That's been a big hit!
Happy Friday and please join Candid Carrie for some Phreaky Foto Phun!!