I've often heard parents lament the fact that they've spent hundreds of dollars on Christmas presents only to see the kids playing with the wrapping. It's pretty amazing, though, what kids can come up with when they let their imaginations go. At two, my little guy has only just started some of the imaginative stuff with "toys". Beansprout has been using an arched block as a phone as long as I can remember, but most of his pretending involves re-enacting the world he sees everyday. Yet, with all of the toys he has, I'm happy to see that he finds our Honeycrisp box from Costco the perfect BOAT! He's been known to have breakfast, snacktime, sing his own version of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" all while sitting in his boat. The perfect "un-toy"! I'm looking forward to more and more play that involves new uses for everyday things.
What are your thoughts on "un-toys"? Any favorites from your childhood?