TP: Not just for your Butt (Put it on your Christmas list)

Think back to Christmas. Remember all that time, money, energy, gas, and more time you spent locating gifts, wrapping gifts, and then carefully placing those said gifts under the tree? Now remember how late you stayed up and how early your rose just to watch your little ones tear open those wrapped gifts? Remember how much time you spent trying to get those darn things out of the packaging? Seriously!?! Why do they make it so difficult to remove toys from the packaging? So after wrestling with the packaging for a half hour you then moved to the next obsticle, batteries. Of course you never have the right batteries on hand, who does? Thus begins the search for other toys and/or remotes with the same size batteries. Then…finally, done!

So your little one plays with the toys for roughly ten minutes and then where does their attention move? That’s right that darn packaging! Whether it is the cardboard box, plastic do-hicks (what are they called?), bubble wrap, etc. No matter how hard Fisher-Price, Mattel, Melissa & Doug, etc. try they can’t trump a child’s imagination. One such example, toilet paper wedding dresses….


The girls wanted to play bride but did not have their dress-ups at Nana’s house thus, toilet paper wedding dresses evolved.

So for Christmas this year I propose the following items be on your child’s Christmas list:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Cardboard box
  • Wrapping paper/tissue paper
  • Bubble wrap
  • What would you add?

Never underestimate the power of a Child’s imagination!

Can you relate to the Christmas morning mayhem? So what type of up-recycling, trash, packaging, etc. do your kiddos enjoy playing with?

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