I won a fabulous outdoor chair recently and it was delivered in a giant cardboard box. I love my chair, but I was also really tickled by how much my children loved the box!
Thirteen year-old Victoria claimed it right away, sneaking out to it with a book, a snack and some water before the other kids knew that it was in the yard.
Before long, she and her fantastic new home were discovered. Luckily, there was a smaller (but still fun sized) box for smaller children. Anna moved into that one with her own book and snacks, and then Jack moved in after she tired of it.
Then, Victoria’s quiet reading time in her hiding spot was foiled when four year-old Alex discovered her.
Luckily for Alex, she’s a good sister!
The kids hung out in their boxes for a good part of the afternoon! There was something about a quiet, shady secret spot on a summer day that was apparently the perfect retreat.
Sadly, the younger kids loved the boxes to death by the end of the day and they’ve since been hauled to the recycling bins.
I think a trip to an appliance store for a refrigerator box might be in our future…. 🙂