Last week, I bought a new vacuum cleaner. It was delivered in a big box.

We’ve had big boxes delivered before, and S was always a little scared of them. But this time it was different!

First of all we stacked blocks on it…

Then we used it as a table for some serious colouring work…

Then it was used for climbing practice…

Then I finally gave up, and unpacked the vacuum cleaner, thus leaving an empty box.

But the fun was just beginning!

You see, once a box is empty, you can climb inside. And hide.

And then, just when you thought things couldn’t get any more exciting, another box arrived. Two boxes! TWO!

The original box appears to be reserved for peekaboo purposes only.
The new box… is being decorated like a stoneage cave.

Since Wednesday, all playing has been done in or next to one of the boxes. Books are read in the box. Cups are stacked in the box. CBeebies is watched leaning slightly out of the box to see if it’s worth a view.
I’m fully intending to keep both boxes until they fall apart… and then I’ll go out and find another big box for her to play with!

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Vicky is a mother, a blogger, a podcaster and a social media trainer. She writes about life as a single mother, parenting and lifestyle type things.


Rhiannon Morkus · 11/11/2013 at 09:29

Boxes really are magic! At school we always loved the start of term deliveries for the large boxes. We called in very fancily &quot;deconstructed role play&quot; as the children used he boxes as cars, ships, homes the list is really endless. And I still remember a box turned into a play house by my mum when I was small. <br /><br />#magicmondays

Caroline · 11/11/2013 at 10:32

There is nothing better than a box – my four year old still loves a play in a box! #magicmoments

Mummy Tries · 11/11/2013 at 11:09

Who knew a box could have so many uses? Looks like a lot of fun was had! I love observing the endless amusement from such basic things :) #MagicMoments

Super Busy Mum {Debs} · 11/11/2013 at 11:41

Boxes are ace aren&#39;t they! I adored the photo of her peeking out of it, haha! Far too cute for words!! #Magicmoments x · 11/11/2013 at 19:27

I love the idea of colouring the insides of the box whilst inside it!

Laura · 11/11/2013 at 19:41

Such cute photo and very invented box uses! Found you from #magicmoments. Laura x

lystramaisey · 11/11/2013 at 21:50

I love this so much, my little man loves boxes too-especially wearing them on his head though he&#39;s not so sure about walking into everything! Lovely blog x #magicmoments

lystramaisey · 11/11/2013 at 21:51

Hello there! I love this, and my little man loves boxes although particularly wearing them on his head! Lovely blog and look forward to reading more! #magicmoments

    Vicky Charles · 12/11/2013 at 11:38

    Thanks! Thinking about it, I remember when I was small, my mum bought Pampers in bulk because she had so many of us, and we all used to love putting the big boxes on our heads and wandering about with our arms out shouting &quot;I AM A DALEK!&quot;

Jaime Oliver · 12/11/2013 at 23:24

I love this post Vicky, in fact i am loving her little green lips after colouring lol lol (it made me smile)<br /><br />thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments xx

Charlotte · 14/11/2013 at 21:46

Cardboard boxes are amazing! Love love love that last picture x

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