"Anyone can have one kid. But going from one kid to two is like going from owning a dog to running a zoo." - P. J. O'Rourke

Saturday, January 1, 2011

She's Waited A Long Time

A month or more ago, Raelea made a request...a request for something made out of...cardboard...a request for a cardboard....lectern.

Well, we lacked the necessary cardboard for such a project until we purchased a new water softener.  After letting the kids play fort in the box for a day, it was converted to....a cardboard lectern...complete with chenille stick microphone.  From her new lectern, Raelea can frequently be seen preaching to anyone who will listen.  I will try to get some of this uploaded to YouTube, but for the time being a picture will have to suffice.

Lest you think that she is now satisfied with her cardboard collection, think again.  For room time today she requested cardboard make-up.  That was easy enough, but from her father she has requested a....wait for it....this is a good one....

a cardboard lawn mower.

Man!  I love that girl!!!  Someone should tell her she'll need a cardboard snow blower before she'll need the lawn mower!


  1. Hello. I stumbled across your blog today and noticed the post about your daughter and her cardboard lecturn! I love it! I am a school librarian/media specialist and am wondering if she has read the book Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius? Is the first in a series of 3!

  2. Beth,
    Welcome to the blog. I'm glad you found me. I'm not familiar with the book you mentioned, but I'll have to check it out. I'm sure Raelea would LOVE it as she is quite enamored with all things cardboard! To think it all started when she asked us to make her a cardboard laptop (which led to a cardboard iPod, which needed a cardboard docking station...you get the picture).

    Anyway, thanks for visiting!



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