There’s a couple boxes of Legos at the top of our kid’s closet from my husband’s and my childhood. Those were probably our favorite toys growing up, and we honestly cannot wait to build again – with our kids, I mean, ahem.
So will we ever? Let’s see … Baby is currently at a stage where everything she plays with goes in her mouth, so playing with her drool-moistened toys is unappealing (not to mention Legos are obviously too small for her to play with). Toddler is moving beyond Mega Blocks and will enjoy Legos soon, we think …
… but she mostly won’t let us play with her! Literally! We can’t touch any of her toys! If we are to even go near a doll or little princess she has laid out, not to mention actually reach for one, she yells, “I’m working on a set-up! You can’t play with that!”
Basically we’re left out in the cold. Kind of sad! Lonely. So what can we do? (Short of encouraging her to share, obviously.)
Well, we just watch her and ask questions about what she’s doing, ask if we can help her with anything, help her do something like fit tiny glass slippers on her Barbie after she initially refuses help but then begs once she gets frustrated, play with Baby, and occasionally get into a game of hide-and-go-seek.
And, of course, daydream about the Lego planes, houses, and castles we’ll be building together one day … one day … please….