Five rea­sons a box is the best toy ever for your kid

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By Joe Capell

on, sat in, sat on, kicked, punched, turned up­side down, stood upon, and taken pretty have a box in our liv­ing room. much any other abuse that can pos­si­bly be It has been in our liv­ing room in­flicted upon it by four chil­dren. And still for quite a while. It is won­der­ful. it stands! (Very few pur­chased toys would Here’s just a few of the rea­sons why: be able to with­stand such a thrash­ing.) A box is af­ford­able. A box is dis­pos­able. We didn’t pay any money to get the And yet, if the box were to col­lapse, or box. Oh, sure, you might say that part of if we, as par­ents, got tired of it, we could our an­nual Ama­zon Prime fee goes to pay­ing sim­ply break it down and put it in the re­cy­cling for the boxes, but I think that’s just nit­pick­ing. bin. Re­cy­cling is a good thing. We Be­sides, it doesn’t have to be an can use the box to help “save the planet.” Ama­zon Prime box for the kids to en­joy A box is re­place­able. it. Quite of­ten boxes that toys come in get If we do get rid of the box, there’s noth­ing played with more than the toy that came to worry about. Why? Well, an­other in the box. box will be along soon to take its place. A box is durable. There will be an­other large toy, small ap­pli­ance We have had the box that is cur­rently or Ama­zon Prime or­der. There will in our liv­ing room for sev­eral months. In al­ways be an­other box. that time it has been stepped in, stepped A box is ver­sa­tile.

WeThis is the key. A box can be any­thing! Over the past sev­eral weeks, the box in our liv­ing room has been a race car, a space­ship, a closet, a sub­ma­rine, a stage, a trans­porter ma­chine, a boat, a movie theater’s desk, a cof­fin, a cas­tle, a cave, a space sta­tion, a color­ing book, a hid­ing place and a throne. (Among other things.)

Oh, and a ra­dio. (One kid hides in­side the box. A sec­ond kid knocks on the box and re­quests a song. Then, the kid who is hid­ing in­side the box must sing the song that has been re­quested.) Box!

So, yes, a box is the best toy you could ever have for your chil­dren. They’ll have hours and hours of fun with it. (Un­less you want them to play with the box. If so, they’ll com­pletely ig­nore it.)

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