So, we happened to have a rather large cardboard box from an Amazon delivery, and I wanted to use it for...something. I wasn't quite sure, and then I remembered what my daughter loves...cooking! I took a knife and started slicing at the box to make the 'window'. Marin kept asking "What are you doing, mommy?". As SOON as I finished the window, she clasped her hands and gasped and said "Mommy! I can make food and have a store!". I hadn't said a WORD to her about what I was planning, but she knew what she wanted.
And with a large permanent marker and some creative touches, Marin's Treat Shoppe was open for business!
We've played in her Treat Shoppe everyday...switching roles. Sometimes she makes the food and I order at the window, sometimes I make the food and she orders.
Marin's Treat Shoppe comes with a state of the art oven, and cookies baking inside, oh yeah..... (And a rug on the floor, of course!)
....a shelf for her goods, a counter, cupboards, window, pictures on the wall...
....another shelf and a fridge (I didn't have room for a sink, haha!).
Tonight, mommy was the Italian/Russian chef selling stromboli, shish-kebabs and spaghetti and meatballs. She sang in a crazy voice while she made the food and charged ludicrous prices for her entrees.
Here's your food mama!
We should have saved the box for a very special morning coming up here in a few days...had we known how much she was going to love that box! It's ok though, we've had so much fun playing with it in the meantime.