Maybe this post should be titled, Toys My Husband Actually Plays With. He loves Lego, and he could very well become one of those professional Lego artists. He has amazing 3D imagination, and he can build anything out of Lego blocks. We have quite a collection of Duplo (probably about 300 pieces), and also a giant collection of regular size Lego that my husband’s parents brought from Germany. By the way, they only brought half of it so far :) It’s amazing that Anna has some toys inherited from her papa and uncle. Unfortunately I didn’t have space to bring any of my old toys when I moved to US.
Sometimes I think that my husband’s skill in Lego building is a little overwhelming for Anna. She rarely plays with Lego herself trying to build herself. She likes to help papa build complex projects – the same way she might be helping in the workshop or in the kitchen, and she likes to play with end result – castles, bridges, merry-go-rounds or houses. I wish she built more herself, but I hold the hope that she is learning as she watches, and one day will become a competent Lego architect herself.
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