My boys are huge Lego fans. I can’t blame them; I, too, loved Legos as a child and have a hard time accepting that despite my mom saving boxes upon boxes of my toys, clothes, artwork, school work and crafts, my Legos are yet to be found. This is not a criticism of my mom, I am only blown away with how much she kept...and just a bit sad that my dollhouse, toy cradle, dolls and other girly-girl items won’t see much action in our home...while my Legos are God-knows-where. But come to think of it, I had a pretty impressive Hot Wheels collection, so I guess that more than makes up for the lost Legos!
But I digress...my boys and I love creating with Legos together. In fact, if my mommy radar goes off saying I need to spend a wee bit more one on one or one on two time with R and/or G, Legos are usually the most enjoyable way to do this. It is funny though, despite our shared love of Legos, during a recent session a new idea popped into my head:
Check it out! An oven and cook top, complete with a baking sheet of cookies, completely made out of Star Wars Legos. R was actually rather impressed, and G thought it was funny that my cookies were red (“Mommy, cookies aren't red until you decorate them!”).
Me? I think I have finally found a way to combine two loves when playing with the boys: Legos and cooking.
Today a Lego oven, tomorrow, who knows! Stay tuned for future creations...