3.25.2010

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I have a pretty strong conviction about healthy, creative toys. I have an aversion to what I call "performance" toys: battery operated toys that "perform" for the child erstwhile sending this mom into histrionics.

I also had a pretty strong conviction toward not spoiling my child with material goods. Had. Ahem. It's just that I'm an avid thrift shopper and I see great deals for great toys and so somehow, somehow he has accumulated about octrilllion toys. This might be my eighth reveal:


My little boy, soon turning 8.  Eight.  Huit ans.  Yuddul-sal.

I've been thinking it's time for him to move on to more challenging toys.  I found two great games:  Blokus and Exago to teach strategy, foundational for chess sometime in the future.

HH has been away on a business trip and Boo has been taking it pretty hard.  Weeping and gnashing of teeth. So we took a trip to Target to supply ourselves with a bunch of diversions to occupy ourselves during the dreary, rainy days of dadlessness. And there, on the top shelf, under the angel choir, lit by holy light descending from the heavens was:

K'Nex




Hallelujah and Amen.

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  MOM CONNECTS WITH SON THROUGH K'NEX!**

4 comments:

Amy said...

It won't let me watch the video, but I think it's great that you've found this perfect activity. Chris LOVED those things when he was a kid. And Blokus is a pretty fun game, though I don't like strategy ; )

Timothy J Russell said...

Oh my word!!! that is awesome. I've been thinking that Kenex would be a good thing for kids like Boo and my son to play with. I am glad that you and Boo are enjoying it. Very Sweet!!

Julie said...

Blokus has got to be one of my favorite games ever. It gets cut throat in our house when we play.

I have not played Exago but I will have to check it out. Thanks for the tip!

Kathie said...

Kinex! My husband cannot wait for our DD to be old enough to play with them.