My 3yr old son has a fascination with Legos. It's his main Autistic Quirk. Seriously, he will not play with anything else. Any shape or size of Lego. He takes them and lays them all out on the floor. He picks up a Lego in each hand and smack them side by side, kind of like he's clapping. After a couple smacks, always in even numbers, he evaluates the Legos then begins his connecting. He connects in even numbers as well. He makes two stacks. Usually he uses the bigger size Legos.
(he's in a lego-induced zone)
After he's completed his two stacks one in each hand, even numbers only, he holds them up to measure the size. We've noticed usually the bigger Legos consist of 8 Legos. Then he smacks them together in even number smacks only, and watches them fall, and begins again. Usually it doesn't bother me but I do have a problem with repetitive sounds. Because he is still putting things in his mouth we can't get the smaller sets yet to see if he would build or make huge projects. Which of course is my Lego dream not his, lol! Some folks push there kids into instruments or sports they wanted to play, I've tweaked things to my situation and have a dream of a Lego Master. My son will take your son down on ESPN Lego Olympics one day!!
That is when they make a Lego Olympics. Hey! Don't Judge I can dream can't I?
Lately the Legos have been driving me crazy. We have been buying sensory toys, other connecting toys, books, blah blah blah... I mean seriously I own Geoffry the Giraffes ass!! Nothing!! Legos Legos Legos!! So the other day we grab the mail key and check the mail.
There is a package from Supahmommy. There is this little stuffed green frog in it. I'm thinking oh that will look cute on the kids shelf in there room.... then...... wait for it..... wait for it....
Tafari throws his Legos across the room (almost taking my eye out by the way) and rips the frog out of my hand. He holds it, luvs it, rocks it, squeezes it...
and the kid who never Sleeps......
has a Meltdown-Free night
and goes casually to sleep with it!
Thanks SUPAH YOU ROCK!!