Our hot water heater sprung a leak and flooded our family room on Friday night. We had to buy a new one, and Joe and my dad installed it on Saturday morning.
Our overpriced hot water heater came with a really cool – and totally free – toy for Grace: a huge cardboard box.
A box so big that I can crawl inside it and hide. With holes at one end big enough to stick a tickling finger or a toy car into. A box so big the closed end is dark and spooky.
A box so big it makes my tall girlie look little.
Grace’s cardboard box has been a cave, a tunnel, a basketball hoop, a tower, and castle, and that’s just today.
Not since February 2008 has a box captured and held Grace’s attention for so long. And then, do you remember what that box was?
A Malibu rum box.
At least this one didn’t carry advertisements for booze.
I’m already tired of the huge box in the middle of my living room, but we’re going to let Grace have as much fun as she wants with it. I have a feeling it’s going to be here a while.
Cardboard boxes – the best free toy there is.
Happily submitted to Frugal Friday
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