Not A Box*

I was wasting time on my phone, instead of studying, while Wallace had a much needed nap today. I came across this picture and hoped that Wallace would think it was a good idea.

Instead of making it out the box he was having fun mangling before nap, we grabbed a different box and it evolved into a parking garage and used sales lot. He even built a carport on the side out of the flaps I cut off (not pictured).

He would have played with it until he fell asleep on the floor if I hadn’t made him get ready for bed. Though he did take 10 minutes to painstakingly put it all away (I had even said he could leave it out)…

I love open ended creativity inducing toys. I love toys we get to create together from things we have on hand. I love toys he plays with independently while I do things like cook or shower. He’s about to be bombarded with Christmas presents and already has plenty of great toys, but for now, a box and some cars are more than enough.
*Title from this book.

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About JennP

Single mom by choice, lesbian, natural living, parenting, car free, Chicago.Thank you for reading and feel free to leave a comment!
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