Monday, December 22, 2008

Toy packaging

Picture of Discarded Christmas Wrapping Paper - Free Pictures -

We enjoyed a full, sometimes crazy weekend with first my family and then my husband's family. About 20 people at our house each day with lots of food, laughter, and presents.

These days, with so many kids' gifts comes the joy of toy packaging. The twists, the ties, the tape, the glue. Ah, the joy of it all! My kids enjoy the generosity and love of quite a few aunts, uncles, and grandparents. So, this song resonated with me and added a smile to my face as I faced my own post-Christmas gathering-toy-packaging battles.

Here's the lyrics if you are interested in reading along (sometimes I found the audio a little fuzzy):

Nothing makes me lose my cool like
Toy packaging
Ask the kids to leave the room for
Toy packaging
I have no choice the money's spent
I've worked for hours to make a dent
I guess it's anger management
Toy packaging

Nothing makes me lose my cool like
Toy packaging
Ask the kids please leave the room it's time for
Toy packaging
I'm drawing up a battle plan
to extricate this robot man
My self-esteem is in the can
Toy packaging

In the old days you could hold a box and shake it
And hear the pieces rattling around
My eyes tear up with these grommets, tape and twisty ties
Remembering their beautiful sound

Toy Packaging
I love Toy Packaging
(Mom! Honey!)

Nothing makes me lose my cool like toy packaging
Kids you really need to leave the room, mom's opening toy packaging
I'm sorry you have to see this sight
You must be brave, no please don't cry
I promise it will be alright
I hope to have it by tonight
Nevermind this dynamite
Toy packaging

More Christmas memories in the making. :-)


Courtney said...

Funny! When my oldest was little, I'd actually open the packaging before I wrapped it (when possible) to get the pieces out, and then wrap it all up. This year, I've heard of a type of man-tool scissor that cuts through the plastic and wire packaging. It's either battery or electric. I tried Home Depot, but the store I went to didn't have it. So now I'm in a mad rush to find one before Christmas. We'll get by without one, but it was going to be my husband's Christmas gift from the kids. It seemed appropriate.

5intow said...

Sounds like a great gift, especially from the kids. :-) I love the idea of depackaging the gift for little ones prior to wrapping. I'll have to keep that in mind.

Have a wonderful Christmas!