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As soon as she saw the packing peanuts, Grace squealed with delight. She came running over to me at the couch with a single finger raised in the air.
Present for Gracie? she asked me.
Sure, yeah. A present for Gracie. I replied. As soon as I’d given my permission, Grace began tossing the toys from her toy box and stuffing it with styrofoam peanuts instead.
Eventually, all of the styrofoam ended up on the floor. Joe picked it all up and put it in the toy box, and Gracie jumped into the toy box and spread it back out all over the living room. This happened several times until I convinced Joe to leave the styrofoam on the floor.
After she’d had her fill of playing with the peanuts, Gracie found a book to read – and sat down in the peanuts to read it.
All told, we must have played with these things for two or three hours. It was the best free toy we’ve ever had.
The clean up was a pain in the neck, but the fun we had was entirely worth it.
Don’t forget to stop back on Thursday for Grace’s Kitchen!
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