Thursday, April 17, 2008

Purses for Mom, a Box for the Kids

Last night, my latest splurge from came home to roost.

Well, to be fair, it was only a splurge in terms of volume and not in terms of cost. I purchased four new purses from the web site... but I HAD to, because they were so cheap! All of the bags were on clearance, each was around TEN BUCKS. Ladies, you know that you can't usually get a cute handbag for under 30 bucks, and one of these (the black one--very practical) was even actual genuine leather.

Three of the bags are oversized tote-type shoulder bags (also known as diaper-bags-that-don't-look-like-diaper-bags), so the box that they came in was GINORMOUS. I think Ted was a little bit alarmed when he saw it sitting on our front step.

Arlo is thrilled. He couldn't care less about what was inside the box, of course, He is just overjoyed to be the proud owner of a brand-new cardboard box that's big enough for him to get inside.

The very first thing he wanted to do was tape the flaps up (to make it as tall as possible) and color on it with markers. In just a few short hours of play time, the box has already been a boat, a closet, a rocket ship, and a refrigerator. God only knows what else Arlo will come up with--but suffice it to say that, even after decades of fancy toy inventions, a big cardboard box still beats out just about anything else.

The only problem is, I don't think I'll EVER be allowed to recycle the darn thing and get it out of my house. It's so BIG! Maybe I can at least move it downstairs one of these days.

P.S. If you are interested in seeing them, I also got a brown bag, a green bag, and another green bag. So sue me!


Kris said...

I have, up to this point, been a blog voyeur but I had to comment today...this post reminded me of my favorite book of all time "Christina Katerina and the Box" by Patricia Lee Gauch & Doris Burn . My grandmother was a libraian and always gave me the most wonderful books. This is one I read again and again. If Arlo loves boxes he will love this book! Another great box book is "Not a Box" by Antoinette Portis. ...I'll go back to my corner now. ;o)

Cindy (aka Ms. Mayhem) said...

soooo glad you posted pics! of all bags. Good for you!