We started off with a fairly quiet weekend. Granny and Grandad came over for lunch bringing gifts from South Africa. They’ve just come back from their dream holiday there. H was given a T-shirt to paint, so after school this week, we tackled it. I’m not sure his T-shirt is the neatest that’s ever been painted, but he certainly enjoyed himself. He didn’t just want to limit himself to the picture area either. So his T-shirt has decorated sleeves too. There’s even some inside decoration, so that he can see it when he’s putting the top on over his head.
This week’s theme though has been playing with household stuff. A couple of evenings after school H has been busy playing with my Dyson vacuum cleaner. He enjoyed taking it to pieces. There were judgements on my housekeeping ability: ‘Mummy it needs emptying, can you empty it now please?’ I’m not sure what sort of elaborate, imaginative play game it took part in, but it was quite noisy. It kept him busy for a long time and was interesting enough to get a repeat go the following night and again tonight.
Later in the week H wanted to play with more household stuff. He played for ages with these clips. I use them to fasten open packets of almost anything: stuff in the freezer, half-finished packets of crisps or biscuits, etc.
Aside from that H has been busy designing a new toy. His ambitions have turned from paleontology (digging up dinosaur bones) to becoming a toy designer. He’s designed a baddies HQ, built a prototype and now wants to send his idea to toy manufacturers with a view to getting it produced commercially.