|My Dad with his childhood erector set|
So, the thing is, I went toy shopping yesterday.
#1. What happened to toy stores in the last twenty years? They used to be all cute and friendly with circus music and miniature trains. Rainbows and ducks and dollies and whatnot. Now they are screaming pits of rage and fire. I even heard one little girl howl at her brother, "I'LL EAT YOUR BRAINS!"
And I totally think she meant it too.
#2. What happened to erector sets? You know, building sets for kids with holes and blocks. The fancy ones might even feature some strings and motors and stuff that goes buzzzzzzzzz.
I asked the store clerk if they carried erector sets and he looked at me like I was asking for something that’s illegal everywhere but Amsterdam.
Now I'm looking online and everything is too complicated and dangerous looking. No good. I want something my niece can chew on without any fear.
So, now I’m thinking; it wouldn’t be that hard to make my own erector set, would it? It could just be wood, right? I know my way around a drill and a power sander. Let’s do this!
Anyone who has experience making they own wooden toys, pipe up and give me some pointers! :)