Saturday, October 16, 2010

every child in the land . . .


Ever since I got the boys their Planet Boxes I've been thinking to myself "every child in the land should be provided with a Planet Box" -- think of how much healthier their lunches would be! Seriously, having the little compartments all lined up like that makes packing fruits and vegetables so much easier. But then the other day, when I was playing with Rainer, and we were making "fairy houses," which is his favorite activity at the moment, I thought "every child in the land should have a little fireplace block." I love the fireplace block because it is so fun for making a fairy house more cozy. To be truthful, I think the mama is much more fascinated by the fireplace block than the little boys, but they do like it too. I have noticed that Rainer is more interested in the construction side of building the fairy houses and I am more interested in the domestic side--constructing little rooms and furnishing them.

What is your favorite toy of your children's?

6 comments:

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

These are adorable and I'm with you on the fireplace! I spent much of my youth constructing a doll house out of empty cereal boxes and magazine cut-outs. A fire place was a must. :)

Maiz said...

I wish every child in the land had a balance bike and wooden blocks and no TV (or one that had to be rolled out of the closet!)

Heids said...

I am totally with you about the Planetbox - we are loving ours. I think my favourite toy of Grace's at the moment would be lego (much of which was mine as a kid!!) I just love spending time building it together. And I also agree Maiz - no tv is fabulous- we read so much and play so many games, and really spend time together.

Kristi said...

i just purchased a really cool wood 3d puzzle for my boys. you match the back to the front of the cars/buses, as you go you create different roads, and it is forever changing. if they ask me to play i grab that puzzle.

Bec said...

hmmm at the moment I am loveing watching my boy play with his bowl of stones. So simple yet so versatile.

Alice Cantrell said...

You inspired me to make some of my own! :) http://www.alicecantrell.com/blog/2010/10/fireplace-blocks.html