Friday, January 15, 2010

I've finished my shopping list for Christmas 2010 already.

I know. We joke about it every Christmas...about how the children seem to be having more fun with the boxes the gifts came in than with the gifts themselves. But I think after yesterday I've come to a decision: For Christmas 2010, the children will receive boxes.

This is a brilliant idea. I know it is because the gifts we spent a fortune on this past Christmas received a few glorious moments of attention on Christmas morning. But the gigantic box my new chair came in?

It has been a train,

a house,

a spaceship,

a sarcophagus,

an ideal place in which to complete schoolwork,

a sled,

and a really cool thing to tote around in the wagon.

What kind of toy provides that much amusement?

So here it is...

My Christmas 2010 Gift List:

Audrey: box

Michael: box

Jacob: box

Alex: Notice she is not in any of the box pictures. I guess she's too mature for a box. I'll have to figure something else out for her. Still...that's quite a savings for the Christmas 2010 Budget!


@nnie said...

ha! I have posts about boxes too. But my question is... will you wrap the box IN a box or just wrap the box itself? You need to think these things out, ya know! ;-)

CrossView said...

I hear ya! LOL! And I think it's a great idea. You cold splurge and throw in some paints and markers to decorate the box.... ;o)

Arby said...

Get Alex a larger box.

Prairie Lady said...

That looks like a lot of fun. THanks for visiting my blog. :)

Baby Mama said...

LOL!!!! Isnt that the truth! My daughter still has 2 toys laying there UNOPENED!!! I am definitely going to cut back this year!!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe disguise the box with beads and jewels-then it will be really really cool!

the lewis 4 said...

I love it! My kids enjoy the boxes the most too. :)

Mr. Stupid said...

Boxes are way too much fun. I had a TV box for almost 6 months. My parents had to eventually throw it away after they realized that with me in it was a Pet Mouse....:)
I will miss that Box and that Mouse too...
Kids enjoy the box! Great post. Have a nice weekend...:)

tsinclair said...

I think you are on to something. All I need to do is paint it camo and it will be a done deal.

You know what, I bet we could market these... :-)

sanjeet said...

You cold splurge and throw in some paints and markers to decorate the box.

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