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True Madness Requires Significant Intelligence
My wife bought a patio set which I had the pleasure to assemble this AM.

The kids were playing in the pool when they noticed that I was done getting all the parts and pieces out of the boxes.

They asked if they could play with the boxes and of course I said yes.

That was about two hours ago!
They just came in to get some paint to paint their new club houses.

Anyone remember when life was simpler and you had fun playing with a box all day long? I also like to watch the creativity they use as they paint their new house.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.
I don't have any kids, but from living in two different neighborhoods over the last several years, I've noticed that kids don't really "play" much anymore. When I was a kid we were constantly outside doing something- it was like pulling teeth for our parents to get us inside for dinner. It seems now they're all inside playing X-box or something, getting fat.
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bucknola, I know exactly what you are talking about. My kids are young (just turned two in June) but they are starting to do some neat things. We are still in the process of moving and they are playing with all the empty boxes and using the empty closets as places to hide from each other. I wish I could go back :)
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Our first Christmas with our own little one was pretty hysterical. He opened one present and proceeded to ignore it and play just with the box. We spent the next hour or so begging him to take a break from the box and open more presents.
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Just on a whim, I bought my kids a slip-and-slide this year for $10. They stayed outside playing on that thing for like 4 hours that night and all day the next day. At one point my seven year-old comes up and hugs me (getting me all wet) and says, "This is the best thing that's ever happened to me!"

I told her that kind of puts that $2000 trip to Disney last year in perspective!

A big piece of wet plastic, a box a pair of scissors and some paint, a blanket draped over some chairs... these are the things they'll remember.
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LOL! MY neighbor bought a new fridge the other day and my 3 kids and his 2 could not wait to get ahold of that box. And as they were waiting they were telling tales of the refrig. box I had last year..

Bucknola- I just got back from yet another patio furniture trip...
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Buckeye513 said:
Am I the youngest person on these forums? I feel left out. :(
Yes, by alot. I think that the average age on this board falls between 30-35(maybe higher).

On the topic of kids. We just had a family gathering, and my 15 mo. old niece was enamored with beating the living hell out of gift bag, filled with tissue paper. It kept her busy, until she wore herself out, and had to take her afternoon nap.
Watch out for the Home Owners Association. those bastards will have your newly painted box banned from the driveway in no time.:roll1:
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By noon the heat index was well above 100.
The boxes were transferred to my bedroom.
The three boxes are up against the bed with blankets on top and shoes to hold them in place. I cannot get through.
My youngest wants to sleep in her box tonight.:biggrin:

It is sad kids are stuck inside for many reasons. Some, like mine are involved in constant activities. We have dance, gymnastics, cheerleading, violin, church, girl scouts and several other activities I am sure I have forgotten. My wife puts a lot more miles on her car than I do with mine as she is the official family driver.

We have a pool party every year for all the friends and the slip and slide is always popular. They also still get a kick out of running through the sprinklers.

Great picture. I noticed the wealth of toys in the background and everyone wants the box.

I still remember when my youngest was two years old at christmas. She sat on my lap and really wasn't interested in the presents. When she caught on, she spent most of the time bringing the presents to me. She really did not want to open them, she was giving them to me.

513, yeah some of us are a little older. I think you can tell by the posts that having kids is the best thing most of us did.
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my mom sent this to me by email a few days ago. a few already apply to my boys :lol:

Subject: Raising Boys

Raising Boys - 24 key points to ponder

a) For those with no children - this is totally hysterical!

b) For those who already have children past this age, this is


c) For those who have children this age, this is not funny.

d) For those who have children nearing this age, this is a


e) For those who have not yet had children, this is

birth control

The following came from an anonymous Mother in Austin, Texas...

Things I've learned from my Boy's (honest and not kidding):

1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq.ft. house 4
inches deep.

2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with Roller
blades, they can ignite.

3.) A 3-year old Boy's voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded

4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not

strong enough to rotate a 42 pound Boy wearing Batman underwear and a
Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to
paint on all Four walls of a 20x20 ft. room.

5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When
using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times
you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.

6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane ) doesn't stop a baseball hit
a ceiling fan.

7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words "uh oh", it's already too
late. (It really is!)

8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.

9.) A six-year old Boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a
36-year old Man says they can only do it in the movies.

10.) Certain Lego's will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old

11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.

12.) Super glue is forever.

13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't
walk on water.

14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15.) VCR's do not eject "PB & J" sandwiches even though TV commercials
they do.

16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.

18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.

19 .) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not
like ovens.

20.) The fire department in La Mesa, CA has a 5-minute response time.

21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.

22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.

23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

24.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid.

25.) Women will pass this on to almost all of their friends, with or

without kids.
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