Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Box Tots

Not too long ago I read the stick had been voted the #3 best toy of all time.

A stick. Like the kind you find in the yard.

If I'd never birthed a boy, the arborial award might never have made sense to me; but having seen it in action, I concur. The simplest switch can entertain for hours.

With that assessment in mind, what do I think qualifies as the #1 best toy of all time?
(Hint: Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg were on to something....)



It's a castle. It's a fort. It's a cozy nook wherein one can eat macaroni and cheese. It's whatever shelter your heart desires. It's a box. You can't top it.
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14 comments:

cat said...

Oh yes, I agree! SO it is officially the best toy? I would not be surprised.

Nancy said...

HAH! Yep - totally agree. :) (And omg, I lol'd at the Timberlake/Samberg reference)

Barbara Manatee said...

Just a few weeks ago, Jacob and I took an empty diaper box and turned it into an airplane!! He had a blast and it was a fun project for him and mommy for several hours between the making and the playing! It was great!!

MommyJ said...

Absolutely! Ironically enough, my kids have been playing with sticks and boxes all weekend. Why do we ever buy toys in the first place?

Devri said...

Who needs a xbox when you have just a box!!! They are the best thing in dah world!

monica said...

Yes sticks and box are very entertaining in this household also. They are perfect toys! Great pictures!

blueviolet said...

You're absolutely right. That's all they need. A box can be anything!

Brooke said...

Oh we love boxes here! All you need is an imagination!

mommytoalot said...

Boxes rock!!
Even Joe is entertained by boxes.

MereCat said...

Oh ab-so-LUTE-ly. The box is the best. And the stick? Pretty amazing too. Over here, the very best is driveway gravel. Awesome.

BoufMom9 said...

I remember seeing that poll about the stick! LOL
Great pics of your clever kiddies in their cool forts :)

ps i now have a "certain song" running through my head. LOL

Threeundertwo said...

Great pictures - half the fun of boxes is decorating them.

There is a Toy Hall of Fame, and I know boxes are in there, and I think sticks might be too. It's a fun list; worth a google.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Boxes are the best! I just did a post on Tuesday for recycling a box. What is it with boxes? Great pictures!

Tracy said...

Both a stick and a box can bring back happy childhood memories. Remember the boxes that appliances come in? They are the BEST!!!