We’re striving for a low-key holiday season around here; more emphasis on togetherness, less on stuff. Then I look around and wonder why we’re even bothering with “toys” at all.
In the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen a 9” board from the front porch become
a balance beam (with appropriate adult supervision, of course!).
Add a cereal box for a tunnel and some toy cars
and you have a super-exciting race ramp that holds the attention of even the oldest kids on an unexpected snow day.
Take two chairs and a blanket and you have a tent/fort/hideout (again, popular with all ages).
I live in a world where a paintbrush or a keyboard cord frequently become microphones for singing the ABC’s. Just this afternoon, with snow outside my door and the thermometer headed into the 20’s, I ate “corn on the cob” (wooden blocks) until I was so full it made the “chef” laugh. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!