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Livin’ In A Box, Livin’, Livin’ In A Cardboard Box

July 13, 2012

I got back from Sainsbury’s today and spotted a humongous cardboard box in my next-door neighbours’ front garden. Huge, it was. So what was I supposed to do but knock and ask if I could nab it. It was PERFECT den material!

After I’d wrestled it through our front door (which involved collapsing it after getting stuck in the door!) I re-stuck the joints and positioned it in the living room, ready to greet Big Sis after school.


Barbie is there to show scale, look how large a box it is!

DaddyTea collected Big Sis from school today, which is a rare treat (trifold). She was thrilled. Or was she more thrilled by The Box?! Within a matter of minutes she had transformed the box into the perfect residence for her Build-a-Bears, Maria and Georgina. Blankets were laid down, bear-beds were constructed, disco lights were strung from the ceiling, and sweet foods (“because bears like honey”) were laid out.

What a happy girl she was!

Little Sis arrived home from the childminder’s and gave the box a swift glance, and hot-footed it into the kitchen for a yoghurt and a go on the iPad. She wasn’t in the least bothered, which unnerved me a bit I suppose, but in retrospect I realise it was very handy as it gave Big Sis her space (in her space!).

I wonder if they will be as understanding of one-another’s personal playing space tomorrow morning, or will there be some (loud) negotiations?!


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  1. July 13, 2012 10:13 pm

    I did the same thing for my grandkids the last time they came for a visit but of course it ended up in a brawl when the younger one kept messing everything up! I’ll have to find another cardboard box so they can have one each.

  2. July 14, 2012 12:38 pm

    Boxes are always a big hit with my kids. Boats are the latest craze. Love the tea party – so cute

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