Imagination Deprivation

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Imagination Deprivation

By M Davies   /     Dec 12, 2011  /     Mommyhood  /  

In my Black Friday adventure (which you can read about here), I noticed that a lot of the stores we had traveled to had the following item as a doorbuster sale:

It is the "Discovery Kids Cardboard Color Me Play House", here's the link to the Amazon Product Page:

For the low low price of $27.99 this piece of cardboard can be yours for you children to decorate as they see fit.  Are.  Ya.  Kidding.  Me?  Whatever happened to normal cardboard boxes?  My brother and I were entertained for hours by old cardboard boxes from the grocery store or old appliance boxes.  We could have a fort, clubhouse, rocket ship, a car, or a castle all at the blink of an eye….and need I mention, it was FREE.  What the hell is wrong with these kids today?  Do they not have the imagination to come up with these ideas on their own? 

You know what I should do?  I should market a box containing pillows and blankets and call it "build your own fort" and sell it for 50 dollars.  Of course, now that I told all of my blog readers this, I'll have to kill you all.  Don't even try to steal this get rich quick scheme…IT'S MINE MINE MINE MINE.  ALL MINE.

Needless to say, my kids will not be getting a 28 dollar piece of cardboard from Santa this Christmas. 

About M Davies

Hi! My name is Michelle and I'm the sassy author of this blog. I also am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, contributor at NEPA Blogs, 1/3 of NEPA BlogCon and work behind-the-scenes in local TV.


  1. Harold Says: December 12, 2011 1:34 am

    Hah! I still plan to get the patent on "My Box o' Bubblewrap," over three feet of bubblewrap for only $15. For younger children, there's the "Tissue Paper Adventure Set" – sure to amuse kids for hours, a steal at $10 for an assortment of five white and colored sheets (our choice of colors, please.)

  2. Jimbo Says: December 13, 2011 10:38 am

    …I'm trying to buy the rights to the Johnny Spaceman Commander Mask. I won't steal your cardboard boxes if  you stay away from my plastic bags and rubber bands…  

  3. Harold Says: December 13, 2011 9:19 pm

    I call the Johnny Bag o' Glass! The Johnny Invisible Pedestrian has been my favorite Halloween costume for years.

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