Mama Diaries

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Boy and His Box

Last night, when I went into my son's room to tuck him in, I didn't see him.  I wondered where he might be.  Then I spied a giant box on the floor, flipped upside down.  I suspected I might find the missing kid under it. Sure enough, I found the boy curled up in a little ball under the box.

"How did you find me?"  he asked.

"Well, Bubba, it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a box is a good place to hide."

He grinned.  "You know what else boxes are good for?"

"No, Bubba. What else are they good for?"

"Going for airplane rides."  He flipped the box over and sat inside.  Then he opened the flaps on the sides.  "See. Wings!"  He flipped the back flap open.  "Tail!"  Then he proceeded to make airplane sounds.

I just watched, amused by his creativity.

When he was done, he curled up inside.  "I'm tired from all that flying.  So now my box will be a bed."  He closed the flaps over him.  "Goodnight!"  

48 comments:

  1. Bubba did a good job repurposing that box (-: All he needed was a landing strip for his plane.

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  2. The imagination of a child knows no bounds. Sometimes I suspect they use more of their cerebral cortex than many adults. :)

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  3. You know what to get him for Christmas this year - a bunch of big boxes!

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    1. Then it will be the most inexpensive Christmas ever!

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  4. LOL How sweet! And intelligent. I'd find Bubba curled up fast asleep in the strangest places....under the cabinet of my 1940 Domestic sewing machine, in the dirty clothes hamper, all over the house.

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    1. Haha! It sounds like he'd have a great time at your house!

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  5. I like that. I wish my dad were here to teach how to fly an airplane. Before my first flight, he drew little pictures and taught me what makes a plan stay up. I don't remember any of the information, but I remember that he took the time to teach me.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. Love it! What a creative boy. :) Reminds me of the book- Not a Box and all the things a box can be if we imagine it. :)
    ~Jess

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  7. Such a creative boy, wonder what he will do as an adult?

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    1. It's going to be interesting to find out!

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  8. haha all it takes is a big box to have fun

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    1. The simple things are the best things.

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  9. Aw, Bubba has such a great imagination! :)

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  10. I think you could make a kids' book out of that one! "The Magic Shoebox."

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  11. I would have put a stamp on it and called it "air mail".

    Sorry. I'll see myself out.

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    1. Hahaha! No, I couldn't do that to Bubba. ;0)

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  12. That's so cool. I used to want bigger boxes to play with when I was a kid.

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  13. A beautiful story... I remember the Christmases my daughter was small and more enamored with boxes and paper than presents.

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    1. That always seemed to be the case with my kids, too.

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  14. Can I fly Air Bubba next time I need to travel? It's probably cheaper, more comfortable, and less likely to nickel and dime you than any regular airline...

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    1. haha! You know, that's actually a cool name for an airline. I'll have to tell my boy. There's already a flight path named after him (his grandpa is an air traffic controller/flight path designer).

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  15. Oh, playing in boxes is always a favourite! I remember my boxes and how the fight with siblings for it!

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  16. May be he wanted become pilot when he grew up.

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    1. He might do that. He's talked about it. He wants to join the military and be a pilot.

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  17. In my youth, we waited for someone to get a big appliance so we could beg for the box, ha ha.

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  18. So pleased to read of a child with an imagination when so many seem to be caught up in computer games.

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    1. We've limited his computer time. Now he finds other ways to entertain himself.

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  19. Awww, this is the best toy every kid can have! A box. It unlocks the imagination. I aspire to have my daughter create different things from it someday too. My husband and his brother used to create helmets out of boxes and foam when they were kids. So happy to see Bubba enjoy playing with a carton :)

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    1. He created a giant fort in his room with that box, some chairs, and blankets. You should see that thing. It's impressive!

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    2. He created a giant fort in his room with that box, some chairs, and blankets. You should see that thing. It's impressive!

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  20. You've just validated my belief about toys! Give 'em a box and see what they do with it. Loved this.

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