Sunday, October 10, 2010

"Ages 4+"

I bought Alice some wood blocks at a consignment sale last week.
You piece the blocks together like a puzzle to make different animals.
I came home and tried to make an animal to see if all the pieces are there.
Almost 10 minutes later I conquered this "toy".

That night, I made Ben try.

It took him just as long to complete.

Then, we made a game of it.
A race against the clock.

I kept saying, "I can't believe children are supposed to be able to do this!"
I had visions of a frustrated little girl unable to make an elephant.
And a frustrated mommy having to complete this puzzle over and over again.

Conclusion #1: Now I know why someone sold the blocks.
Conclusion #2: I'm going to spray paint them.

1 comment:

Carey said...

My mom has blocks like that at her house "for the kids" We have all had competitions to see who can complete it the fastest!