Thursday, June 18, 2009

More garages I say!

Little Elvis has a huge (and constantly growing) collection of cars. He has all sorts of them -- race cars, buses, dump trucks, police cars, etc. And he plays with most of them at least once a week.

Where to put this growing collection when it's not in use has been an ongoing issue. I tried lining them up, putting them in bins, etc. But it just wasn't working.

Little Elvis must have sensed this, because over the past month he's been finding garages all over our house.

It started with his potty. As soon as I relocated it to his playroom, he took out the cup and started storing his favorites under the seat. It's not a bad solution, but he gets really frustrated when he's squeezed in a too big car and can't get it out.

Then I started noticing cars nestled in with potatoes, garlic and apples in our fruit/veggie bin. Each evening I would find a different pair. This bin was super cheap and had seen better days anyway, so I took the doors off and put it in his room. Wow, was he a happy child. He has so much fun parking his cars in his little garage.
Yesterday, he brought his laundry hamper out of his room and began parking cars inside it. Then he ended up parking himself inside as well. This was the best picture I could get, because he scared himself once inside the "garage." I think he was just trying to park his trucks at the back of the hamper and got stuck.

We brought several moving boxes in last night and he loved them. This morning I made him a tower/tunnel with the ones that hadn't been used yet. He decided that made the perfect skyscraper garage. He also parked some inside of boxes, but I used those boxes this morning.

I'm assuming this is a boy thing. And can't wait to find out what will be his next garage.


Blogger Jenny said...

That is such a boy thing to do. My boy loves cars and trucks - just absolutely nuts about them. I think it's in their genes. ; )

12:11 AM  
Blogger Don Mills Diva said...

He's so creative - maybe he'll be the first engineer to design a car that runs on oxygen!

(and can be parked anywhere)

8:41 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

He's got quite the imagination! Isabella likes cars too, but hasn't shown any interest in garages. I wonder if she will eventually?

7:23 PM  

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