When my brother and I were growing up, we played together a lot. Seth on the other hand? He had two older sisters who often left him alone while they did things he wasn’t interested in. It meant that he spent a lot of time on his own building things. And history is repeating itself with our three.
I’ll often find the girls sitting cross legged on the top bunk of their bed, engrossed in a Princess book. Or doing each others make up. Or just wanting to get away from the boisterous brother that likes attacking them with things. And Knox? Well, he doesn’t care. He just wanders off into his room, pulls out his toys and gets on with it. I’ve regularly found him sitting on his floor, surrounded in his superheros or building a new car with his Lego, chatting to himself and having a swell time.
We’ve had our Duplo boxes for a month now and honestly, I fully expected our kids to get bored and no longer play with it. Kids these days have the attention spans of goldfish. Am I right?!
But I was wrong. While it is true that when I’m trying to teach them a lesson, my kids can’t concentrate for more than a minute, they can still spend entire afternoons delivering food parcels to each other. The Lego is still a hit. Knox has morphed the truck into so many things over the last couple of weeks – a dinosaur hunting truck, a fire truck, a chasing his sisters truck, a police truck and so much more. I love being there to watch his imagination go wild.
In fact, he’s claimed the truck as his own because anything with wheels just automatically becomes his. It’s part of the unwritten laws in our house that also include things like, “If you’ve left party pack in the cupboard and the chocolate is gone in the morning – then Daddy ate it” or “If Mommy is huddled in a corner shoving Nik Naks into her face, back away slowly and be very, very quiet“.
But back to the Lego.
It’s stood the test of time and I am so chuffed with it. So I want you to have some too.
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