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What Toy Phase Is Your Toddler In?

By dearcrissy |

My kid is obsessed with tools!

Evan is obsessed with tools.

I blame his father, who is equally infatuated with tools of all kinds. The two of them make a great pair, and I guess in a few years, I can look forward to plenty of handiwork being completed around our house.

What really amazes me, is how focused my son is on tools. He really neglects most of his other toys, and if he can get his hands on a real wrench, or tape measure, he is in absolute bliss.

The tool obsession isn’t a passing phase, either. He has been singularly focused on tool-toys for the better part of a year and a half, and I don’t see the interest fading anytime soon.

I can’t help but wonder if his passion for hammering, nailing, and fixing things doesn’t foreshadow a future career. Is he going to be a carpenter, or maybe an engineer?

For now, I can resign myself to the constant buzz of a toy drill, and his latest tool, a toy jackhammer. It would be far more annoying, if it wasn’t so cute!

Is your toddler obsessed with a certain type of toy?

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Crissy is a blogger and stay at home mom who resides in the Midwest with her two children. She has contributed to Babble, allParenting, BabyCenter and New Parent. In addition to writing, she also adores photography. More of her work can be found on her website, Dear Crissy.

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2 thoughts on “What Toy Phase Is Your Toddler In?

  1. Michal | Bump to Bean says:

    Well, just as your son is obsessed with tools, my daughter is infatuated with Princesses, particularly Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and Tiana (Princess and the Frog). The Disney princesses are literally coming out of my ears. She eats of princess plates, wears princess costumes, carries wands at all times, LOVES crowns, makes me sing her the songs and read her the books and needs to watch at least 3 princess movies each week. Luckily, she doesn’t shun all other toys, but this is DEFINITELY her focus. I should count up how many princess items she has in her arsenal. Would make an interesting anthropological study…

  2. samantha says:

    like your little guy mine when he was about 2 had a major thng for tools. often he tried to cut apart the baby gate with a plastic saw or take he handels off the cabniets in the kitchen when grandpa would leave ot one of his screw drivers. But now he is four and deeply envolved with trains. we have sevral sets, small tracks very large tracks and many different ones from thomas the train. but for some reason he is not that highly into watching train movies or shows as of yet.he will watch them but would rather watch the disney movie “Dispicable Me” again for the millionth time. i do think its funny at how as they grow their interest expand so much and they start to lik emany things at one rather then consintrating on just one thing.

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