Playdate and Toys

Today, we brought Calvin to another play date. It’s a girlish kinda girl so they don’t have a lot of common interests but they have played together at our house before. It is interesting to see other people’s houses especially those with kids. I have come to the conclusion that if you have kids, no matter how big or small your house is, it will get filled up with toys. Calvin seemed like he had fun exploring their house which is obviously bigger than our little apartment and they really do have tons of toys…. Toy kitchen, riding horse, doll house, grocery cart, dolls stroller, bazillion little toys figurines, puzzles, books etc etc. At any rate, I figured it would be good for him to play with many different children.

With a mirror in front, kids start making faces.

With a mirror in front, kids start making faces.

Speaking of toys, he is still having great fun with his Lego. Sometimes his concentration while making Lego things amazes me. I’ve never seen him work on something for such a long time. It feels reassuring that he is able to focus his attention on things that really interests him. It certainly feels like it was money well spent on those blocks, even if I did cheaped out and bought them off ebay. A least I did get exactly what I wanted which is lots and lots of basic blocks without too many of those annoying teeny ones. I did splurge a little to buy special blocks off bricklink though – a bunch of hinges, ball and socket joints, axle plates, extra wheels, pieces that let you attach blocks at the perpendicular side. Those are some pretty cool parts that I never knew existed. Johnny still misses his Lasy set though. Maybe we’ll bring them with us when we go back to Singapore, which is probably next year?

Lasy Robot looks pretty cool. Compare to our Lego robots....

Lasy Robot looks pretty cool. Compared to our Lego robots….

Our Lego Robots look like they are from 10 generations ago.

Our Lego Robots look like they are from 10 generations ago.

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