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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Delighting in Their Industry

Just when I think I’ve got them all figured out…the kiddos catch me off-guard with their ingenuity.

“Mama!  Emma is the Velcro monster!”

Enter Emma, sans pants, with little sticky back Velcro circles stuck to her legs.

It seems that instead of resting in her bed, she was experimenting in Mama and Daddy’s room, lol!

It wasn’t until the next day that Daddy discovered this:


Note to self:  anything sticker-like should be locked up.

I knew I was keeping those empty diaper boxes for something.  The kids got together and created an in-house “post office,” complete with drop boxes going to “Creationville” and Maryton,”


and a post office box for each occupant of our house.


There’s been a flurry of letter writing and secret air mail.


From Peter (age 6) to David (age 11)


From David to Mary (age 7)

But this is my personal favorite:


From Mary to Peter

David carved his very first pumpkin this year.  And he did an excellent job.



I know who’s carving all the pumpkins next year.  And it’s not me (woohoo!).

Each of the older kiddos has started a lending library.


Peter’s has the most strict terms (he literally stalks you around the house, waiting for you to finish reading the book…so he can ask you, very politely, of course, to return it).

Mary has built a railway for stuffed animals.


Rides are 1 cent each.

Here’s the train station (more dipe boxes):


Brown Bear is engineer.


What delightful things have your kiddos been doing?

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  1. Fun stuff! I love the post office. We had one going a few years ago. I need to set one up again.

  2. I love this post!! I love creativity. My kids (who are 15 and 12) still LOVE boxes, big and small.

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