May 2, 2011

Toys . . . Who Needs ‘Em?


I honestly don’t know why we buy toys for this boy.  He’s more apt to push an empty box around the house, play in a drawer of kitchen gadgets or line up twenty water bottles in a row so he can knock them down like bowling pins.

He actually does love his play kitchen, his wooden train set, his large bouncy ball and his big Lego set, but other than that, he is happy to toodle around turning regular every day objects into play things. Maybe it means he’s creative? Maybe it means he’s a numbskull who can’t figure out how to work real toys? Maybe it means I should stop buying toys!

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week.  I sent Hannie B. off with paper hands holding markers this morning.  RedDog, unfortunately, is home sick. That means he gets to help me make paper flowers for tomorrow.  I’m going to use this tutorial from Jones Design Company.  So easy and so lovely. And it will be unique.

I’ll have one last printable for Teacher Appreciation Week tomorrow. It involves cookies. Yum.

Happy Monday!


Apis Melliflora said...

Those flowers look amazing. Can't wait to see yours!

Far more interesting to turn real life stuff into imaginative toys...always. Owlie's clearly inherited the re-purposing gene.

The Queen Vee said...

Pretend and imagination are so much better than store bought play with them once or twice plastic toys.

Kasey said...

Seriously, I'm ready to just donate the toys. Waylon is into the kitchen cabinets and everything he can get his hands on that is off limits, remotes, cell phones, house phones, etc.