The kids really enjoyed painting their boxes. Apparently they are "Let's Go! Carts" from one of their favorite PBS shows, and I really *should* know what they are talking about.
I tried really hard to have them keep the boxes outside, but they were worried about them being ruined in the rain, and they loved them so much. I let them come inside. Right now they are up in Jack's room, and they are still playing with them.
One day Mommy will announce that the time has come for the boxes to take their rightful place (the trash), or perhaps I'll use this opportunity to venture into recylcing here in GA. Then the boxes will go on to a better place!