Isn’t the best thing in the world watching kids play? From the sidelines of course 🙂 While you have a tea, a bagel, glance at your magazine, and know all is right with the world.
With four girls of varying ages, we have had our share of play in our house.
And although dress-up, dolphins and baking have all been fun, one playful moment stands out from the rest.
And this is how it played out.
The girls have always loved making things out of nothing and this one time, Miss Jade took it to the next level.
She asked for huge boxes from Santa. Just boxes. And in fact she wanted more than one!
Now as most parents know, Christmas is a challenging time of year (usually financially) but this year our challenges were maxed out.
Santa had to find huge boxes from an appliance store and wait until Miss Jade went to bed to put them together. However Miss Jade had an other idea. Suspicious of Santa, she decided she would wait up for the boxes to magically come down our woodstove chimney. What are 2 terribly tired parents to do? Well you coax, you plead and then you bore your child until she falls asleep, finally. However, Miss Jade being who she is, insisted on sleeping on the couch downstairs by the tree, right beside our garage where said boxes needed to be recreated.
Quietly, and oh so painfully slowly, Chris brought out the tape gun and went into Santa action making the boxes in the garage. 3 of them! As they would barely fit through our front door, one was forced inside, and two others were left to shiver on our snowed in porches.
When Miss Jade woke up and found the boxes, she was E for excited and O for overwhelmed. Santa was really real.
What was/is your child’s favourite toy that cost little to nothing? Or one that you remember from your childhood?
Thanks for dropping in today! We, at the Family C, really appreciate you following us from A to Z.