Wednesday, June 21, 2006

How much would it cost to ship a 55 lb box?




So, I ordered a bunch of toys recently from Discovery Toys (none of them for my kids, bad mama) that altogether cost $75. They came in a huge box--I'm not sure why, the toys weren't that big--that was full of packing peanuts. The kids got really excited when they saw that toys were in the box, but when I explained that the toys weren't for them, they got excited about the box. Now we've all heard (or said it ourselves) that you can buy a kid a $500 toy and he'll play with the box, but they had a GRAND time! I swear it was worth the $75 for someone else's kid just to get the box and the packing peanuts!! They played for over an hour. Stephen played "find the treasure" and Zachary played "make a mess". I saved the box and peanuts for a rainy day (or a "mommy's feeling lazy" day).

3 comments:

ksl said...

Great idea! When we got our dryer my boys played with the box for over a month. I could never let them play with packing peanuts because Firecracker kept eating them. Lucky friends you have to be getting discovery toys! I'm too cheap to give such nice presents.

k said...

Oh yes, the famous "play with the Box". And how clever of you to save it for when you need another break! Anything that keeps 2 small boys occupied for an hour is worth repeating. kep and I were having a very bad day with the daycare kids a few years ago and dragged out a section of the newspaper and let them tear the whole thing up into tiny little pieces. Holy cow--they had such a good time! And then we had a whole 'nuther game gathering the pieces and sticking them in a trash bad. THEN everybody got a handful of baby wipes to clean the ink off their hands. It is truly amazing how entertained they can be with an activity that is a big fat waste of time.

Kelli in the Mirror said...

That many Discovery Toys and not for your children? Wow! :)

Yup, what my mom said....