I finally emptied the Costco-sized boxes of diapers and wipes, then tossed them down the stairs to go out to the trash. When I walked down the stairs, though, I saw Reed and Asher each sitting in a box, playing. I did what any sensible mother would do: brought out the bucket of markers and let them go to town--for a full forty-five minutes! Their boxes were truly works of art. Usually, they tire of projects like these after the first hour. But, much to my surprise, they actually played with the boxes for several days in a row--which made me happy they discovered the boxes before the boxes made it to the trash!