The reason why this building time even though such a simple thing is so special and so memorable to me, is the time we spend together doing it. We all like quality time, where we are all focused on building the same thing, with the same goal. Sometimes the concentration as my boys are moving and securing their pieces into place is incredible to see. For me thinking back to my childhood one of my earliest memories is building a duplo tower so high that we had to wedge it against the ceiling to keep it standing up. I can picture the tower in my head and endless hours I spent building and crafting myself. I hope that my boys too will think back to this precious time together and think fondly of the amazing train tracks we built and the fun we had together doing it. For me this is what being young is all about, having fun and using your imagination, challenging yourself to come up with new creations each time you start the designing process anew.
I hope that we continue to build building memories long into 2014 and beyond. I am sure the time will come when my boys want to build more complex and difficult things that will be beyond my understanding and help, but for now I am enjoying building with the toys we have and capturing moments that matter with them.
This is my entry into the moments that matter giveaway hosted by Away with the Fairies in association with Lloyds Bank. I hope it has inspired you to do some building too!