Otherwise Known as "The Box"

Who needs to buy a plastic sled from REI when you can build one with some wood and an old pair of skis?

We call it Lucas’ box. When we’re outside with it, it’s the box. Do you want to get in your box? Alright, get in!  I don’t know where that term came from, but it is what it is, so I’m going with it.

I wish I could take credit for this cool man made sled, but our friends actually gave it to us. Or, maybe they are just letting us borrow it. I’m not sure, I guess I need to clarify that with them. Anyways, they built it for their girls when they were younger!

Isn’t it awesome!

This thing is heavy. Pulling it up the hill with a toddler in it is a great workout. Seriously. I don’t need a gym with a life like this. (Ha. I wish.)

It’s got a rope on both sides, so you can pull/push it from either side depending on if you’re going up or down the hill. It’s big enough to store toys, clothes, food, drinks or what not.

We might use it as a Christmas card prop! Wouldn’t that be cute?

It is probably the coolest sled ever,  don’t you agree? Yes, I guess it is meant more for walking with. I don’t imagine this would go down a steep hill very well with a child yelling weee!!  We haven’t tried that yet, but I’m afraid of what would happen if you were going too fast and it fell over.

Plastic cheap sleds for going down the hill fast.

Strong wooden sleds for getting a workout and taking a hike through the bea-utiful wilderness.

Got it.

(Sorry, no moose encounters on this trip.)

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

5 thoughts on “Otherwise Known as "The Box"

  1. Wow-you are awesome! I used to read your blog (probably started when I got preg. with my Lucas (now 13 months) or sometime around then) every day. I have gotten REALLY bad about blogging & reading my “-Reader” each day, since Luke was born! I find it amazing that you have kept up w/ it w/ two little ones! Your newbie is precious! You are a super-mom & you deserve a big pat on the back!! Congrats on the 2nd boy!
    You're hour a day outside, makes me cringe! It's nice here & I don't take my son outside to play (like ever) isn't that awful! Maybe we'll give it a try too! Thanks for the awesome blog & the motivation to do SOMETHING! (I thought keeping the house clean & doing dinner/laundry was enough! *on top of taking are of/playing with my most amazing son*)

  2. aw thank you Stephanie, that's very sweet. I am NOT super mom though.. AT ALL! So please, please don't ever think that 🙂 And we haven't been outside in a few days.. oops! It's been freezing here and I have not been motivated at all!

    But I'm happy to motivate you and being a mom, doing dinner and laundry is enough. You know that! Being a mom is enough!! 🙂

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