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How Kids Today Play with Cardboard Boxes

Ask any parent and they'll tell you of the time their kid was more interested in playing with the cardboard box that the toys came in, rather than the toys themselves.

But that was then! This is now, and this Facebook post by Wesley Metcalfe is how kids today "play" with cardboard boxes.


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Yes electronics could be useful : I brought back home the sturdy servers cardboard boxes from work. We made a castle and had fun during years. Yes we, me and the kids :)
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We turn cardboard buildings into buildings for our Barbie Village. We have an elaborate cast of characters (I play a villain known as Dictator Barbie) and businesses.
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All dad had to do was say "No electronics outside." Simple fix. Bonus if said dad brought out the kid's crayons and challenged the kid to turn the box into something -- a castle, a rocket, a house, a store . . . . Also, it's very possible that we're romanticizing the past. One kid and a box isn't much fun; it's probable that, in the past, there were multiple siblings and/or neighbors making up games with the boxes. (Of course, one of those games was probably "torment the smallest or weakest".)
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