Monday, 17 August 2009

Super Soft Building Blocks

Micah has been doing this for a while, maybe since he was 2... but of late he has been doing this almost every day - Building boats and bunkers and race cars with pillows and bolsters!

I am quite amazed by his creativity, but the down side, the bit that can drive all of us mad is that when they don't stack up well, he will get really frustrated and go into a crying-whining-yelling frenzy: scolding the pillows, or whoever who might accidentally knock something over.

He usually uses the bed as a base, but there were a few times he used half the living room for his huge boat, lining the edge of the boat with every pillow and cushion he could get his hands on. And the poor boy kept getting a scolding from grandpa for putting his pillow on the floor.

Well, I didn't get a photo of that elaborate boat, which had a doorway and corridor to go through to get to your cabin, but here are the ones I managed to take a snap of:

The boys, taking turns in the go-cart he made in the room.

And here is the small boat he made with the two armchairs downstairs.

Yes, Myron has already gotten into the action with his brothers.


Ann said...

oh..can imagine him getting frustrated....:)

But yeah, its a great creative game and love that the little one gets his turn as well!

JLow said...

What are you talking about?? This is great fun!

My older brothers and I would use to bring out all our blankets (3+ the spares) and make them like tents draped over our rattan furniture that we had back then, and join them up to be like tunnels, where we'd crawl in this continuous tunnel from one end to the other (the furniture used to be placed against the wall, so the tunnels are effectively following the walls)

Nothing like improvising!

Moomykin said...


I am glad for the creativity, but it's just stressful for us too when he gets stressed.

Moomykin said...


I know. My siblings and I did the tent thing and climbed up "trees" (steel cabinets) to pick giant magic fruits, etc. Great fun.

It's when you pillow ends up on the floor near the toilet door that makes the adults yell.