LITTLE IS THE NEW BIG
By Jon Acuff
The funny thing about having big fun with your kids is that it doesn’t take a big moment. Have you ever noticed that? The times you planned something expensive and complicated with your kids, they barely blinked an eye. The time you washed the car in your driveway, threw sponges at each other, and they talked about it forever.
Why does that happen?
I think it’s the “cardboard box” effect. Every parent has had one of those moments when your child ignores the present you got them and instead goes gaga for the box it comes in. “No,” you think to yourself, “that’s just a cardboard box. The actual toy lights up and has laser beam sounds and is amazing.” But your toy protests go ignored as they chew on their new favorite object on the planet.
The cardboard box effect continues as they get older and starts to apply to experiences, not just presents . . .
CONTINUE READING ON THE PARENT CUE BLOG