Sunday, January 10, 2010

Kickin' It Old School

It is no secret that my son is as technophilic as his pop and I. He is a video gaming, mouse-wielding, iPhone app loving fool. To my hippie heart's delight, though, he also shows a great appreciation for simpler toys, and is happy to entertain himself by creating playdough flowers, stirring imaginary cake batter, and rolling cars along carpet boulevards.

For Christmas and his birthday, Alex received a few classic toys that the Mr. and I were almost more excited to play with than he was. Ok, fine--I'll admit that I pretty much hijacked the travel Lite Brite that our friends gave him for his birthday as soon as we got it home. And playing with assembling the train track that Santa brought him? That was fun.

I suffered a unexpected heartbreak the first time he and I played Chutes and Ladders. You want to see a child transform from wee preschooler to big kid in mere minutes? Watch him play a board game for the first time. I think I might stash those in the closet for just a few more months.

1 comment:

caramama said...

He must play Chutes and Ladders the correct way, then. My girl just wants to pretend the characters are going up the ladder and down the slides and then running off the side of the board to the playground!

I was so excited to see the Light Brite and other throwbacks in the toy store! I bought Light Brite for my niece. I can't wait to play with it!

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