Our sweet babysitter, Miss Cathy, gave us a large box from their recent washing machine purchase and LET ME TELL YOU.
You would have thought she had given my boys the MOON.
I set it out in the living room so that Happy Buddy and Happy Baby would find it when they woke up.
Happy Buddy had it all decorated – including a welcome mat – before 6 am.
He hung handmade drawings inside on the walls (although the jury’s still out on what he drew in the picture hanging over the window – any thoughts? Is it a flower? A man running for his life? Tadpole?).
He filled it with bins full of books, walkie-talkies, pillows, a football, and pretend snacks. Everything a boy could possibly need in a new home.
He covered it with a sheet so that he had privacy, of course.
When Happy Baby woke up he decided that he wanted his own house.
I happened to have a box from an inexpensive toy organizer I had recently purchased at Target (which I put together myself. I used a screwdriver and everything! #feelingproud).
Happy Buddy even made a welcome mat for his brother’s new house.
And now they have their very own neighborhood.
I am not going to lie, having these giant boxes in the living room is kind of making me crazy. Usually with items of this size my OCD will get the best of me and they will be by the curb the next day because I just can’t stand the extra mess (do you remember the bunny? We still have it!). Our house is already small, so adding 2 huge boxes makes it feel like we literally have the MOON in our living room.
But I am choosing to let it go because the boys are just so happy.
Plus they are learning how to be good neighbors.
Ringing the doorbell…
Enjoying one another’s company…
Annnnnd this is a picture of Happy Buddy throwing his brother out of his house because he was tired of entertaining.
Every day the Happy Buddy thanks me for not throwing his house away – lol! I guess I need to lighten up a bit and let them be kids and have fun.
It’s summer after all.
Have your kids ever had the opportunity to play with a big box?
– Julie :-)
*Feeling overwhelmed with gratitude, sweet friends! Thank you to those who have contributed to my dream!! I am praising God for you! We are ALMOST to my goal! If you haven’t already, will you pray about donating to help Fund the Fairy? I would be so honored to have your support! Xoxo