Friday, April 24, 2009

The Joy of Boxes, The Joy of Imagination

I have been enjoying watching Baby Bear play with a variety of boxes, over the past few days. The first was a giant box from our new dryer, which promptly became her new house. Today, an empty cracker box became a bed for a stuffed friend- a clean rag became the blanket.

It makes me think about the many times I've thought "Oh, Baby Bear NEEDS this toy or that toy... she'll just LOVE it!" Only to have the object met with mixed reviews. The best toys in the world, it seems, are the ones conjured up by a 2-1/2 year old's imagination.

Baby Bear constantly teaches me lessons about what's truly important in life and how little we actually need. The cracker box was later used to practice her scissor-cutting skills, and I didn't even need to worry about Baby Bear "destroying" her expensive (and apparently unnecessary) things. :)


Mama Bear


  1. Oh yes I can relate to this - the best toys are not toys at all!

  2. Thank you for the encouraging comment on my blog! This is a great post too! Our girls are 6 & 8 and their imagination is incredible. We don't do TV except DVD/ Videos...lots of monitoring. I think this has helped their imagination to remain so healthy all this time. It's so much fun to watch them, isn't it? :)