The boys have gotten so funny as of late. They are really taking advantage of their imaginations and running with it. Most of it has to do with cardboard boxes.
Seriously. Tons of toys all over this house, and we are deeply involved with cardboard boxes. The box which once cased a tower fan became a vacuum cleaner or a slide depending on which munchkin was in control of the cardboard at the time. It only lasted a few days before it was ripped to pieces.
Then my very thoughtful in-laws bought the boys a very cool cardboard castle toy. It is about 4 feet tall and decorated like a tower with a knight on the outside and cut-outs for doors and windows. For days the boys have run in and out of that thing and had a blast.
As expected, the inevitable occurred. The Tasmanian Devil's broke the box. I did some initial repairs with duct tape, but that was no match for the two year olds. Ultimately, it toppled, as towers do, to one side. Then the real fun began. For a day or so it was a 'fire truck.' The boys crawled into it pretending to drive. E-Dude grabbed the circular top off of his toy drum to use as a steering wheel, and they would both make driving noises.
Then it collapsed completely, ending up in a flat pile on the carpet. Where it has become a pool. Between a Fresh Beats episode and Olympic Diving, the boys have been obsessed with jumping into their 'pool' and making a "big splash!"
I can't believe it.
All these fancy toys and gadgets we feel we just need to have and my boys are having the most wonderful time with cardboard boxes.
How much money would I have saved if I had known ?