Duplo, my favourite toy.

Here's a boy with this ducks in a row

Here’s a boy with this ducks in a row (back in the fall)

I am, at this moment in time, a stay-at-home mom.  I might discuss how this happened and what this means to me, another time.  For the purpose of this post, well, it’s just a fact.  So I get to spend a lot of time with my lovely two year old son and as a result, I get a lot of chance to play with toys.

I’m not really that good at “playing” – at least by his definition.   The boy much prefers playing with his dad, who will toss him in the air and chase him around the house while making loud noises and inventing elaborate and imaginative scenarios (for example, I was doing the dishes the other day and in the space of about five minutes, they were pretending to be hurricanes, houses, giraffes (or maybe dinosaurs) and mats (as in rugs) – I just don’t move at that speed!).  My mind has trouble warping to the space where the two year old mind lives.  I think I’m a bit too linear.  A two year old mind is NOT linear.  I also prefer to play at a fixed location. Therefore Duplo is by far, MY favourite toy.  I can sit on the floor (in front of the heating vent, with a cup of tea on the toy box) and build big elaborate houses, barns, fire stations, ducks, beds, or robots, out of Duplo and the boy can play around me and sometimes even with me.  It works with my type of creativity – Challenge:  can I build a structure on which trains can be driven and helicopters landed that will not instantly fall apart…  I’m getting pretty good, if I do say so.  Some day soon, the boy will be able to build his own houses and creations and mommy probably won’t be allowed to help – but for now we can pass the time together, building, playing and I can appreciate the privilege that it is to be able to spend this time with the little man (without needing to be a hurricane in order to do it!)*.

It's sort of like a pyramid

Thomas is stuck…We have to rescue him.

Corner Detail

Instagram enhanced Corner Detail

Cascade

Cascade

A very tall house

A very tall house – with the alphabet in the correct order – yup.

Good night Thomas

Good night Thomas and Firemen

All the people have gone to bed.

All the people have gone to bed. Making beds is a favourite recurring lego theme. I make the beds and the boy decides who gets to sleep in them.

Interesting wall

I do love the colours.

*And honestly – it is soooo much neater when all of the lego has been turned into a big castle or house and not thrown EVERYWHERE across the floor! (here at last she finally tells the truth!)

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One thought on “Duplo, my favourite toy.

  1. Duplos sure are fun! My 2 kids love them and Lego as well. I love your creations. Love the pictures of the beds with the sleeping Duplos. Cute!

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