We all spend so much money on presents for our kids but they still get the best entertainment value out of a free, empty, cardboard box – perhaps this should tell us something!
Our current, resident cardboard box has spent most of the week being a train or a bus with my son as the driver and his teddies as the passengers. Even Brewster kitten was allowed to be a passenger at one point, he didn’t seem to be so keen on that idea.
This morning my son asked me to draw a house on the bottom of the box so we could stand it up and play firemen. I was then instructed to draw a fire coming out of one of the windows. So today the box is a house on fire and my son and his fire engines are coming to the rescue. This keeps him busy for a while, and then the burning house becomes a rubbish dump – obviously! 🙂
Simple things = great entertainment value. What will the box be tomorrow? A plane, a boat? Who knows. The one thing I do know is that my son won’t get bored with it any time soon.