In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “New.”
My in-laws gave my kids a new train set (in the back ground) for New Years. The kids spent a few seconds with the train, looked at the box it came in, screamed “DEATH STAR!!!!”, then proceeded to grab their Legos and recreate the dog-fight scene at the end of Star Wars. The first one. The real first one. I’m not hip with these things.
But my geekling children definitely are and they recreated Luke’s flight through the Death Star’s trenches with a bunch of mini-figs, kid-designed and -built space ships, and a little Millennium Falcon standing in for the X-Wing (which recently lost an unfortunate battle with the vacuum). Because Star Wars is AWESOME.
So, while new toys are nice and fancy, nothing beats the possibility of a brand new cardboard box (which has also become a drum, the bottom of a bus, a farm, and a My Little Pony Village) and two active imaginations.