When the door bell rang today, I opened it to find my dear friend Mary on my front porch with a gift for us, a huge card board box. It was a wonderful surprise. We spent all afternoon playing in it. We brought books inside and read. We closed our selves up and played with flash lights. We got the markers and crayons out and colored all over it. It then occurred to me what my husband would say if he came home to find yet another card board box in the middle of the living room. So I began looking around for where I could stash it. But unlike the other card board boxes we have been known to play with. This one was at least 3 times larger and I just couldn't see how I could hide it. I began to remind myself of the little mouse trying to hide the red ripe strawberry from the big hungry bear. I finally came up with an idea.