We have entered the world of puzzles and board games. I remember back 4 years ago, while trying to entertain Andrew with rattles, balls, and stuffed toys for hours on end, thinking toys were miserably boring. Thankfully the toys have greatly improved over the last few years to the point where I actually, genuinely enjoy playing not just because I’m playing with my child but because the games are entertaining too. We’ve reached the stage of toys that involve strategy and thought and those are fun things to watch your child learn (and even more fun to teach but hey I’m a nerd like that!)
We were fortunate to find several puzzles at a yard sale over the weekend that were in perfect condition and Andrew gleefully plopped himself down on the floor and began to devour them. I think we just crossed into a new era of childhood and I couldn’t be more excited to see what is to come!