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Bad box!!!

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Sometimes I save shipping boxes for little projects in progress as a way of keeping things contained and out of the reach of my young one. And once in a while I just give her the box to play with, because as we all know, an empty box is sooo much cooler to play with than an actual toy!

Today I had 4 boxes, 3 big ones I kept for myself and my various projects and a smaller one I gave to her. Well apparently she had big plans for that box. She sat in it playing peekaboo with the dog; poked holes in it with her pencil; put a necklace on it; then sat in it for a while making noisy car sounds. Then out of the blue I heard her cry out, “Bad box, bad box, why won’t you be my bed?” I peeped around the corner from my desk to investigate and saw she was upset that the box was too small.

Me: “Too small for what, honey?”

Her: “Too small to be my bed!!!”

Apparently, she had high hopes of having that box also be her bed. Poor thing, I felt so bad that I allowed her to have one of the bigger boxes. In it she was now able to put a pillow and a couple toys. Now her pretend bed was a reality and she beamed with delight!

A child’s mind is full of such wonder and possibility, it is up to us to nurture their creativity as best we can. Creative play forces them to use the imagination, to develop problem solving skills and ultimately learn to think outside the box. Or in this case to think “inside the box”! 🙂

When was the last time you helped to nurture someone else’s creativity? Would love to hear your story…


Originally published: October 2015


Contents written: May 22 2015 | Edited: October 12 2015 | Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises



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She gave
What he didn’t expect.
What she needed
He shouldn’t give.

She would have
Loved him fiercely —
And given her
Fragile heart completely,
But he didn’t want her to.

Their love
Was forbidden
And would probably
Not be accepted.

He wanted her to have
The love she deserved,
He knew he had
To set her free.

As per the ritual,
His future couldn’t include her,
So now he must become her past —
She too must set him free.

Torn between
Loving him enough
To set him free,
And loving him so much
To not want to let him go,
She had no choice.

The emotional turmoil
Was unbearable for them both.
Heartbroken they finally said goodbye,
Holding on to memories
So potent, so special,
But all so bitter-sweet.

[This is Part 9 of a series entitled “Their Story”. See Part 10 here or Start from the beginning.]



Originally published: October 2015

Contents written: October 11 2015  |  Edited: October 18 2015  |  Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises



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Secrets told to ease the soul

Are now a debt to the one who heard


Evil minds in shadows lurk

Those secrets are now used to hurt


The one who told now completely regrets

The trust placed in another’s ears.


Divisive plans to exact revenge

Secrets once held are now dangerous weapons

Inspired by the “Secrets” surrounding everyone in the riveting TV series Downton Abbey


Originally published September 2015

Contents written September 14 2015  |  Copyright 2015 Moylom Enterprises