The mess! The injured feet! The baby will inevitably find a small one and eat it! The mess!
But, as the boys get older and more obsessed with video games, I find myself wishing that they’d find an indoor activity to enjoy that doesn’t involve Mario & Luigi. And as I try to design their bedrooms, it occurred to me that they will finally be in a space that is their own. For the past almost seven months, they have had to share their lives, and toys, with their baby brother. And because that same baby brother has been known to eat anything and everything that he can find, including rocks and Q-tips, they’ve been forced to stick to toys that are Oliver-proof. With the impending completion of the bedroom remodel, we can put gates up to their rooms to keep the baby out.
They can finally have toys that are unsafe for children who are less than 3 years old!
So, with Dylan’s 7th birthday approaching, I found myself perusing the Lego selection at my local Amazon.com. Having their own space to play is one thing, but keeping all those little pieces off the floors and out of the bottom of my foot is another, so I also found myself surfing the internet in search of LEGO friendly storage and play spaces. I’ve got some great systems for keeping their other stuff organized, but LEGOs offer the opportunity for a whole new level of disorganization.
Check out a few of my favorite LEGO storage and play table ideas below and then tell me, do your kids love LEGOs? Do they have another tiny toy that they love? How do you keep all those little pieces picked up and organized?
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