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