What's an Unusual Gift Request?

jasdipDecember 11, 2012

Someone on our local Freecycle is looking for a large cardboard box.

Her nephew has asked for one for Christmas so that he can make a fort, castle, etc. How cute!!

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maxmom96

Yup! Those big boxes make the best kind of toys.

My younger son even slept in one for a few weeks when he was about 4. He's still a little weird at 42, LOL!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 8:40AM
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adellabedella_usa

Love it!

When we moved a few years ago, the moving company left us with several rolls of the packing tape. The kids and I taped together something like 26 big boxes. We made rooms everyone and cut out doors and windows. They played in that daily for over a month.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 8:45AM
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liz

go to an appliance store!! I'll bet they'll have some left from their in store models!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 8:46AM
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dees_1

Gee...how do you wrap that?

Or what does one say when the gift is opened and there's nothing inside?

I'm always amused watching kids play with cardboard boxes....when they put their stoopid electronic toys down and let their imagination run wild!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 9:41AM
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themommy1

The grandson is making a train with 2 cars out of large boxs right now. He is covering the boxs with colored paper. It really does look like a red and black train. He is 7, so trains are big.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 7:45PM
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susanjf_gw

ours! a new ceiling for our downstairs bathroom...(of course we bought the supplies, lol) bummer is only our one ds can help...thank goodness it's not a huge room!

i offered to trade places with our other ds whose taking the kids and our dil on a cruise....strange...he said no, lol....

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 8:23PM
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cynic

When will people learn that many, if not most kids really DO enjoy the simple things in life? Reminds me of when my partners would bring the grandkid into the store to babysit. They bought all these expensive toys and he went for the computer boxes and styro packing edges. He was barely walking at the time and loved stacking them up until he couldn't reach any higher, then give them a push and knock them down. I thought it was great! And the grandparents wouldn't give in for a while but finally started to pile them up higher for him. He got such a big grin on his face to see it go higher and higher, then squeal and give it a push and start laughing. I asked them the one day if they learned anything.

Anyway, appliance delivery places would be good. Connect with some drivers and ask them to try to keep one intact. Normally the box cutters come out and they're cut to pieces but if you work it right you can get a whole one, or more and even piece together.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 4:59PM
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colleenoz

We gave my mother a kilo of earthworms for her garden one year :-) Her soil was poor and sandy and the worms helped mix in the soil improvers and pepped up the garden a treat. She was very happy.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 10:40PM
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caroline1947

When my Granddaughter ,Natalie was 4,she requested a package of cheese and a jar of pickles. For her first birthday she would NOT eat the cake,,,she wanted cottage cheese!!!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 6:53AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

One of my SILs used to request a box of Loblolly and Longleaf pine cones, longleaf needles, Spanish moss and other natural gems from the deep south.

My dad would box up a bunch of brilliantly colored fall leaves, as well as hemlock, spruce, and fir cones

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 12:54PM
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