We’ve had a recent obsession in urchinland — legos. After recently being introduced to big-kid legos Katie wants legos all the time. Today we went to the lego store at the mall and she played there, building a tall tower, for almost an hour. The sales guy kept walking by and saying hello, like we just walked in. I felt like telling him Yes, we are the same people you just said hi to three minutes ago. We’re going to be here for a while. We bought some new sets — including some to hide until we need them to bribe Katie to do something — and Stefan was making fun of me saying, Are those legos for you or for Katie?
So, yeah I like building things with legos. In fact, since Katie is under the legal lego age, I end up building all the lego things — she just plays with the built objects or takes the hat/hair off one minifigure and puts it on another. At least it’s an activity we both enjoy, unlike Dora Dominoes or some of the other things we do on a daily basis. And all this got me to thinking — I am just a person who likes to make stuff. I don’t think it really has much to do with wanting the stuff, I think it’s more of a process thing for me. I come from a long line of makers and our kids will be getting a double dose since Stefan’s family is the same way. And personally, I think this is a great thing.
So, all this blabbering on leads me to a small secret I’ve been keeping from you blog readers. Urchins is not my only blog… I know shock has just registered across your face. No, seriously, I’ve also been keeping a blog about stuff I make — non-lego, mostly — and I haven’t shared it here because, well I don’t know why. Maybe I was embarrassed, but I figure you guys are my friends, right? So without further ado, and deserving much less fanfare, I invite you to visit Mama Urchin. Please be nice.