1. Cut a Hole in Box. 2. Shove Your Baby in That Box.

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When I was a kid, my dad worked as a supply manager for our local hospital.  That meant two things: 1. We had lots of those plastic hospital tubs around, and 2. He had access to HUGE cardboard boxes.  I remember one weekend he brought home a box that had once contained a stretcher.  Conveniently, that was the same weekend that someone at church gave my sister a Wint-O-Green flavored Lifesaver candy.  I’m not sure if you remember Lifesaver’s old catchphrase, but it was “When you bite a Lifesaver in the dark, it makes a spark.”

During the entire church service, my sister and I plotted and planned to get inside the box, shielding out all light, to test out their slogan.  Much to our disappointment, it didn’t do anything.  I guess it was really to my sister’s disappointment.  I was just happy she wanted to do something with me (though I do vaguely remember her taunting me with it - forcing me to wait all afternoon to get inside the box).   However, while double checking my memory on the exact phrasing of the slogan, I did find some sites claiming that it will spark.  I guess we did it wrong!

That afternoon did teach me one very valuable lesson that I hope to pass on to my daughter - cardboard boxes are fun!  When we got a new car seat from Fed Ex last week, I knew that its box would come in handy.  Plus everyone knows that toddlers prefer boxes over whatever contents lie within them!

Once I checked out the car seat and decided it was a keeper, I cut door holes and windows into her new hobo house.  I also used an empty paper towel roll for a chimney.  Cecilia loves it!  She keeps taking toys inside of her new home!  Little Tykes and their $280 playhouse got nothing on cardboard!

baby in a box

One Comment

  1. Lolly

    That’s awesome! We always did the same thing. My grandmother even took contact paper and wall papered one particularly large one for us. So much fun!

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