Friday, August 1, 2014

Bad Guys vs. Superheroes: Sandbox Edition

Anytime Jackson asks Jesse or I to play with him, we know we're going to be trapped in endless role play with bad guys and superheroes. Like any respectable Batman addict, Jackson owns the following bad guys:
  • Mr. Freeze
  • the Penguin
  • Joker
  • Catwoman
  • Bane
  • the Riddler

Jackson owns various playsets such as the jail, Joker's hideout, and the Batcave. However, most of his role playing is more like, "It's Bane's birthday. Let's bring him birthday cake." or "Joker needs a haircut." He has just recently become interested in actually fighting the bad guys. 

While playing bad guys and superheroes for the 483rd time, Jack and I came up with the creative idea to build each figurine a castle in the sandbox.

The superheroes teamed up and flew to one another's aid.

Jackson then knocked over the bad guys' castles before burying them in the sand.

Of course, this caused the figurines to become sandy, which required an immediate bath. Somewhere along the way Jackson also undressed and washed his clothes in the bathroom sink as well.

I love Jackson's imagination. He has driven me especially crazy this week by not listening and following directions, so it's nice to be able to spend time one-on-one simply playing in the sand. Sometimes I need to remind myself that he's just an active three year old boy that wants to play with his Mommy and Daddy.

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