Tuesday 23 October 2012

"The space within becomes the reality of the building."

From the moment Seth woke up this morning he talked about nothing but building a base. I do understand his excitement though more than most people. I used to build a base pretty much every week when i was younger. A lot of the time it was just a sloppy 'throwing a sheet off the top bunk and hanging it over the side', but sometimes i would really put the effort in. I used to pretend i was on a space ship or sometimes i was a pirate. Id love to be able to watch myself back then, i was usually on my own so it would be so interesting to see what my role play was like.

Luckily Seth doesn't have that problem as he has an amazing playmate, a young man who is educated in both pirating (is that a word?) and Space travel.

Well we cleared the floor in Seth's room and began our epic build. Its amazing what you can do with garden canes, electrical tape, Clothes pegs, 2 curtains and a duvet cover.

It did end up taking up a lot of Seth's floor space which i know Mrs M wasn't very happy about as she said the room looked messy but who cares when you've got an awesome base to play in. Seth decided to add the play tunnel to the door, which apart from taking up even more floor space looked great and made getting in a lot more fun. Not that i can fit my chunky body down there.

Opeie got really excited which resulted in the cover being pulled down a few times but once the initial excitement was over it stayed in one piece. Seth decided that he wanted to take in his Batman imaginext to play with (No surprise there!). Apparently the base was the Batcave and the play tunnel was the exit for the Batplane and the Batmobile. What was really cute was that every time Seth wanted to leave the Batcave he crawled down the play tunnel with the Vehicle. Adorable!

Once it started to go dark i added Seth's fairy lights which was great and Seth really enjoyed playing in the dark (plus in Gotham, night time is when the Villains come out to play). We finally got to make good use of the Batlight on the Batcave.

Just before bedtime me and Opeie went in there to play. Opeie was exhausted so decided that he just wanted a cuddle which was really nice, he lay on my chest and i stroked his hair. He lay there with Cyborg in his hand and wouldn't let him go. Although obviously being very relaxed he didn't fall asleep, well not until mommy came looking for us because she didn't know where we had disappeared to, joined us and gave him a feed. That sent him straight off.

I'm pretty sure we will be in there first thing tomorrow playing Batman it's Seth's new favourite place to be. You can't beat a good base. After all Batman would be lost without his beloved Batcave.


Mrs S said...

aww that's such a lovely blogpost!!!

GiftsFromThePirates said...

Thank you, i forgot how much fun building a base was. it took me right back x

Lego Lover UK said...

That's so so cool!

GiftsFromThePirates said...

you cant beat a good base. thanks for your comment x