My kids have a thing for giant cardboard boxes.
This particular box has bought me numerous hours of getting-along. It started out life this winter as a fort in the living room, then spent a couple of months hibernating in the basement before being resurrected here as a boat.
The grass was wet and the box got soggy so the next day we dug Scott's little tent out of the heap of camping gear in the garage and the kids made "Bug Camp"
They were armed with butterfly nets (thank you, Target dollar section) mason jars and giant magnifying glasses.
They each caught several different butterflies and returned to Bug Camp each time to examine, sketch and journal about them.
Meanwhile, as you can see from the background of the picture above, Jesse and I kept plugging away at our re-siding project.