When I was a kid, I loved cardboard. Shoe boxes… shipping boxes…and oh nelly…that rare occasion when a large refrigerator box would come my way. You better believe the clouds would part and the Hallelujah chorus would start playing. They made for ENDLESS building opportunities; I would spend hours and hours crafting castles and dollhouses and…ATM machines. (I was an odd kid; I guess my interest in money began early.)
The fact is, kids love to play with everyday junk. We’ve all seen it…a child sitting among the post-Christmas carnage of wrapping paper and toys…playing with…a button. Never mind the $100’s (or sometimes $1,000’s…ack!) worth of toys surrounding them, they are enamored with the simplest of things…and, above all else, HAPPY. HAPPY. AS. A .CLAM.