Buddy is at the "obsessed with legos" age. He spends time every day working on cool designs. For months we tried to keep the baby and the legos separate because the little one has a real tendency to put small things in his mouth. But that was not working. For one thing, he does whatever Buddy does. But mostly, it became clear that he had a real knack for legos himself and once we gave in and let him play too, he would spend more time than Buddy building things. Right when he wakes up in the morning he runs to the lego bin to start building. Its fascinating watching his chubby baby hand build. Buddy always comes to show me his creations and of course I "ooh and aah." So Sambo has learned to do the same thing. He'll hear me telling Buddy how awesome his boat is, so Sambo will quickly stack a few legos together and come and show me. Of course he's grinning ear-to-ear because he's super proud of himself.
It'll be fascinating to see what this little obsession develops into. Sambo's birth family is made up of several fairly well-known artists and already we're amazed at the agility of his hands. Nobody in this family has hands that work like his, that's for sure. So it's curious to think about if his interests come from his genes or from watching his older brother. Or a combination of the two.
Most mostly its fascinating to see the two boys working together to create something. They have such different personalities and abilities, so they make quite a team. Luckily Buddy doesn't usually mind too much when Sambo's talent for breaking legos comes into play.