Saturday, 8 December 2012
Pause in Advent 2: And then after unwrapping their gifts, the children spent all Christmas day playing with the boxes!
Has this ever happened to you?
I don't think it happened much in our house as my sons played with empty boxes all year round; making trucks, dens, & cars out of them. I think they were quite amazed to find a toy actually inside a box on Christmas day - lol!
But this is how I felt myself the other day.
Let me explain....
A well known celebrity who lives locally has been giving her empty shoe boxes to a friend of a friend who gave them to the Knit and Natter group to be filled with Christmas goodies for children in Belarus. She supplied several boxes every month so obviously spends a lot of time (and money) in shoe shops. I had a few boxes left over which we couldn't use due to customs requirements, which went to re-cycling. But I kept one, as it opened like a drawer. It was plain black.
I thought it would be good for keeping my blank crafting cards in as they were spilling out of the shallow drawer they were in and getting crumpled.
So I stuck a bit of fancy paper on, added some ribbon, made a carry handle from rafia and hey presto a new card drawer...
It amused me how much pleasure I had had covering the box and how thrilled I am that my card stock will now be kept uncrumpled.
And then I noticed the label I had torn off as I covered the box. The canvas plimsoll shoe within had cost..... wait for it... £270!!!!!!! I don't spend this in an entire year on clothes, make-up and shoes put together!
And then it struck me - I am like the children who after opening their presents spent all Christmas day playing with the boxes!!
Linking to Floss' pause in Advent