The Magic of a Box

magic cardboard box

To my son, everything is a toy. Throwing placemats on the floor, grabbing sweaters and hitting boxes are just as fun as shaking rattles and rolling balls. He’s shown me every day objects in a new light and taught me to see the magic in everything.

Yesterday we were playing with a box for about an hour. He drummed on it, sat in it, opened and closed the flaps and we put stuff in the box.

The next time you open a box, throw out junk mail or take the last granola bar — remember that the cardboard doesn’t have to be garbage. It can be whatever your imagination is capable of. In fact the whole world is as magical as your imagination.

About Author Steve Hanson

Steve Hanson is the author of The Dax and Zippa Series, Monsters Midnight Feast, Wizards In The West, Butterflies Don't Chew Bubblegum and The Whens. View his Profile.

One thought on “The Magic of a Box

  1. Thinking about you and your son playing with a box reminded me of how Calvin used a box to go to Mars, transmogrify himself into a tiger, make a dozen copies of himself to help with household chores…all while his companion Hobbes went along for the fun of it. Who needs gadgets and gizmos when you’ve got a fertile imagination?

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