Friday, April 19, 2013

Toys & Books | Duplo

I have so many things to blog about, like Cody's last day of classes at Duke, trips to the park, hilarious things that my babies are doing these days, and Bruno reaching the 10 mo. mark. But as is often the case when I have so much to share that I don't know where to start, I am breaking the blog silence by sharing with you something that, in the grand scheme of things, is pretty insignificant: Duplo. Who am I kidding? It's life-changing. Whatever great thing you've heard about other blocks is a lie. Duplo is where it's at. I want to kiss the person that thought of these blocks. The only thing that could make them better would be if they were made available in more natural colors... I, of course, would love that. But as is, they're not so bad. Even this mama couldn't part with her Duplo when she rid her home of every toy that wasn't eco friendly or made of wood! They are pure magic, I tell you.

A few nights ago when Katie came over, Sebastian sat on the floor with his Duplo and made a dinosaur while we talked. No one told him to make one, and no one told him how to make it. It was his first real show of creativity with blocks, and I couldn't have been more thrilled at seeing his imagination in action.

I have been thinking a lot about what things we'll be taking with us to Germany, and Duplo is at the top of my list. Even if for some reason Sebastian's interest in Duplo waned, Bruno's will pick up.

But I don't think we need to worry about Sebastian...


  1. We heart our Duplos, too!!!

  2. I'm not a big fan of molded plastic myself, but we also love Duplos! Dan's sister loaned us her older boys big tub of them recently. The first couple days they were in the house I barely had to keep an eye on Ron- he was SO absorbed! They are fantastic. I agree about the colors, but minor complaint really.

    1. -kate m. (sorry, I keep forgetting to sign. For some reason I can't use a name/url when I comment here)