Friday, March 20, 2009

Who needs toys?

I've known for a long time that the simplest things entertain our children for the longest periods of time, but it hasn't been until recently when we've been cleaning things out that this has been more evident. In this picture you can see Jack playing with a plastic-coated wire shelf, you know...the kind that you find in closets (thus far it has provided hours, and I mean hours, of entertainment being used for a trailer, a boat, a combine, a dock, etc.) while Wesley examines the underside of the dinging room rug. Apparently the rug is more interesting when different table and chairs are sitting on it.

We also have an abundance of boxes floating around. This particular morning, Jack and Wesley were playing together as "neighbors" in their own box-houses. "How sweet," I thought, "I should get a picture of them." Below is the best picture I got of the boys together. And by "best" I mean that they were both in it. Who knew that box-houses were meant to be entered and exited so frequently?

I did manage to get a couple good shots of them individually.
Conclusion: If you want to entertain your children (or "young-at-heart" adults for that matter) without spending any money, find a few big boxes and dig out some old junk that's been sitting in your closet for years.

2 comments:

John and Lisa Webster said...

I love the picture of Wes in the box!

Sean said...

As an update to newly found "toys." Jack and Wesley spent at least 45 minutes last night playing with an empty trash can and two trash bags.