Yesterday my kids were generally out of sorts, and it was too cold for them to want to play outside. Inspired by various blog posts I’ve read over my past year mommy and daddy blog reading, I pulled out our painter tape.
First I laid it down on the kitchen floor and created a track for the kids to walk along:
Emma enjoyed this, but Johnny got bored pretty quickly (and didn’t really seem to “get” the concept anyhow). He pulled out his trucks and started using the track as a road. I added more tape for cross streets, and soon they were busy constructing a miniature town, mainly consisting of animals who preferred the suburbs over the giant-inhabited center of town:
This was a HUGE hit with Johnny. He spent several hours playing with it yesterday, and is in the kitchen with his trucks as I type this morning.
Emma joined him, and it looks as though they have finally decided to build their inhabitants some homes: