Thursday, March 22, 2012


As a child I remember always making things out of recycled items!  Whenever Id want to give a family member a gift, I would usually make it myself.  MashaAllah Yusuf is now becoming more independent and creative.  He mostly wants to make garages for his toy cars.  Last week I brought his attention to our blue box which I keep in the kitchen.  I told him if he ever sees anything in it that he'd like to take out and make something with, he can help himself (as long as its not cans).
He has taken advantage of my offer and his little imagination has been working hard!
The only problem is, Ibby, the neat freak of our family (who has a fit if a drop of water falls on his pants), keeps finding Yusuf's creations and insisting it must be put in the recycling bin.

So we have a cycle going on in our house:  I put the item in the blue box, Yusuf takes it out and makes something, and when Yusuf's not looking, Ibby puts the item back in the blue box....


  1. OK yusuf has your creativity and ibby's has my OCD..hehe but what a great team <3

  2. This has got to be the funniest story I've heard in a long time