Friday, May 25, 2012


My sickness raised its head again. I was walking through my office building and came upon this.

People have been moving throughout the building and they've been using these plastic boxes. The movers will stack the boxes on the rolling platforms to transport them from office to office.

But what did I think? "I wonder what kids would do with some of those...." The lids fold closed so we could stack them. We could climb in and out of them. We could fill and empty them. We could use those rolling platforms for all kinds of fun.

Yes, I am a sick man. I wander through thrift stores and dollar stores. I spy all kinds of fun items in grocery stores and discount stores. I rescue lids, containers, and other stuff from the trash can.

Honestly, I'm not a hoarder. Just a preschool/kindergarten teacher.

What fun things could your kids do with these plastic boxes?

(I promise. I didn't stash any in my car. But I think it would have been fun to have a few!)


  1. so true, I could not understand why my friend (an ECE educator) collected all types of junk, until I found myself in her shoes. Now I even keep empty egg containers, or toilet paper rolls:)

  2. You're certainly not alone Scott :) I only said to the others at preschool this week that I'm probably never going to be able to give away any of my own kids things as I'll never know when I'll need them