I can’t take credit for the headline – it’s was written by my friend Karen as the subject of an email she sent yesterday, alerting us all to yet another toy recall. I’m ready to just dump anything in the toy chest that wasn’t made by hand out from virgin pine by monks.
"Forget this," Karen wrote, thinking of her two under 3.. "We’re getting another cardboard box to play with."
And then Dylan, another friend, emailed back (facetiously?) with a link to this book: The Cardboard Box Book: 25 Things to Make and Do with an Empty Box. And I thought, hell yeah! There’s one way to get yourself a teepee, a playhouse or a drum kit absolutely guaranteed to have nothing to do with lead paint.
See how beneficial it is to have smart-alecky friends? –Liz
[thanks karen + dylan]
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