Behind the scenes

I thought I would share with you the project Immy initiated whilst I was recently making the DIY Ice Cream Shop! It all started when I cut the side off a nappy box. I only needed the one side and put the box down. Next thing, there is Immy sizing it up as a good opportunity for fun. She bought it over to me with another offcut – the flap of the box – and told me she needed tape! Then showed me where the flap needed to be taped to make her very own, originally designed CHAIR!

Checking that the flap is taped into place satisfactorily.
Testing the size and comfort level.
Adding just a hint of decoration.
And, of course, the ice cream shop was not complete without the chair being placed inside it!

I often wonder which of my traits and talents Immy might inherit, and which of her Dad’s.

In so many ways, he and I are opposites. I am creative, he is not. He is mathematically minded, I am most definitely not. I like to have a plan and be organised, he prefers to fly by the seat of his pants. He loves the beach, I despise sand in places it shouldn’t be. I am patient where he is short-tempered (especially when it comes to Ikea flatpacks!) I love to read, he would prefer to watch a DVD. He is sporty, I am so unco-ordinated that I was never picked for a team. I am a sweet tooth, he prefers savoury treats. I could go on and on.

And so it makes me curious to see, who Immy will be most like in all areas of her development – emotionally, physically, socially, creatively, academically, as a communicator. As a person.


  1. Well it seems she has inherited your love of boxes and reading as a start, her Dad's love of adventure and the water – so far a bit of both of you in a nice blend.

  2. rosiescribble says:

    Oh how cute! And what a fabulous way of being creative and not spending a fortune. I'll have to dig out some boxes!

  3. What a great sequence. All kids should be able to see the potential in a box! (And I love it that, like my almost-2-year-old, she likes to spend her time in a shirt and diaper–no pants!)

  4. Busy Brissy Mum says:

    Your husband would have loved my husbands 7 hour trip inside Ikea the other day when he went to pick up just a few pieces of our new kitchen. Oh no….he has to go back for more when it comes in!

  5. Infant Bibliophile says:

    This was such a cute post. I love her creativity! You are teaching her well. After Christmas, we're going to try to make a school bus out of a box, and it will be our first large cardboard box creation.

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