Boxes make great playhouses for kids. Yesterday, a new refrigerator and stove were delivered to our house packaged, of course, in large cardboard boxes. BJ kept the refrigerator box to be able to transport it again whenever we move. But the stove box was falling apart, so Seth (with Daddy's permission) laid claim to it.
It promptly became his "office". Every boy needs an office, right? Especially if his daddy has one. He played out there all day yesterday. Last night, he figured out an ingenious way to "lock" his office with one of the metal staples from the box. He hooked the staple through a couple of the staples still stuck in the box. Hey, it held it closed!
Then first thing this morning, he wanted me to unlock our front door, so he could go back out there to his beloved office. I had to make him wait until after school, of course, or I would've never succeeded in pulling his mind back to his studies! He's been out there in that box again today, this time with his toy radio listening to Scripture songs as he plays.
However, today, it is his "house". I guess he needed a house today instead of an office. A smaller cardboard box in there serves as his "chair". I am loving that big box myself; it's keeping him occupied for days on end!
By the way, I am SO excited about my refrigerator and stove! They are my toys! The refrigerator/freezer is huge compared to the tiny one I was borrowing from our landlord. And my stove/oven is all gas so that I don't have to rely on electricity anymore to bake. It's quite a sinking feeling to have something half baked when the electricity shuts off! Many things like breads won't continue cooking at a later time and have to be thrown away.
Now I am having to learn how to cook with a gas oven. There are no numbers on it for the temperature, just a high flame or a low flame. So I will be playing with those knobs a lot, trying to learn where the various temperatures are in relation to the flame.
It was a blessing to not have to buy these appliances as soon as we got to Kenya. We were able to borrow them from our landlord until we could save up money for our own. God is good!