So, I was wondering the aisles of TJ Maxx ((ALONE)) on Sunday afternoon after picking our groceries up and came upon this box of cardboard imagination blocks.Ok, that isn’t their official name, but you get the idea. As a early childhood educator I am a huge advocate of imaginative play AND blocks ((of any kind)). I’ve been eyeing these at TJ Maxx so when they were on clearance I knew it was MEANT TO BE. I also thought it was a message that there were 100 in the box and Wednesday is the 100th day of school so they would serve a dual purpose. I loaded them up and was SOOO excited to show Elias.
When I got home and showed B and informed him he had to help me “put them together” he was less than thrilled, but he was trooper (per usual) and helped me put them together. I was seriously giddy about these blocks. Elias LOVES to play in boxes, knock things like Jenga blocks over, and pretend so I KNEW these were going to a be huge WINNER. ((He was at a cousin sleepover so wasn’t home to witness the unwrapping))
After eating dinner and picking Elias up I told him we had him a BIG surprise at home. I was so excited to show him. Much to my dismay, there weren’t fireworks and angels singing when he saw them. He was excited for .5 seconds and then on to the next thing. However, I am still holding out hope that he will FALL in love with them one afternoon. They did make for a good photo op.
E was way more thrilled about this new Lego movie….of course…who can compete with Legos?? PS–I’ve heard a lot of great things about Legoland in Winter Haven. We are planning a vacation there during Spring Break….anyone have any good tips to share???