Thursday, January 06, 2011

Star Wars Village


I have been trying, without much success, to get the "toy situation" under control in my house -- you know, the influx of new items from Christmas, mixed with the old stuff, the broken stuff, etc. Trying to organize it, get rid of things that are no longer played with, etc.. One of my road blocks is this cardboard contraption in the middle of the boys' room..this would be their Star Wars Village.... it occupies most of their waking hours these days. Santa brought Camden the coveted AT-AT Walker for Christmas, and brought Griffin a Snowspeeder. It continues to crack me up, that no matter how old they get, the lure of the cardboard box never wanes. Give these two some cardboard, some tape, and a couple of markers, and they come up with something that keeps their imagination engaged for hours.

5 comments:

Nicky said...

Hehe, so sweet to see the two of them playing together! I do find it hilarious too that like you say, in spite of having a plethora of whizzbang toys, old and new, the good old cardboard box remains a coveted possession.

Susan said...

Love it. Miss my granddaughter's days of "make beleive".

Heather said...

Nicky, they are pretty great buddies, which is wonderful. My husband and I will often say we should just wrap up a bunch of cardboard boxes for them, instead of buying toys, because they'd probably be just as happy! Susan, I hope we still have a few years left of the costumes and make believe - - I love it.

Jenn said...

I see the pirate ship in there I have seen several times in pics too :) Cole is in love with boxes, bags, etc...anything he can fit in to hide in (and by bags I mean like large gift bags...not a plastic bag of course!) He currently sleeps in his Thomas tent in his bed...the boy loves to be in stuff!

Cheryl said...

Quite a "village" there. I think its wonderful that children play such as your boys do, using their imaginations and own hands, and then probably standing back VERY proud of themselves when done! The photo brought back memories of sliding on cardboard across the crusty snow!

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