Lo and behold, my mom and sister got us the Swoop bag for Christmas, and it is amazing! A good-looking solution to this common problem. Here's how it works:
You load up all the Legos (and other small toys) into the Swoop bag. When it's open, it is a great playmat (in fact, the boys are using it as a playmat this very moment):
- It is heavy duty. It is made out of a really durable canvas and the ropes are strong too. I feel like it will stand up to the abuse the boys throw at it.
- I mentioned it's really good-looking, right? They have ten bright colors to choose from.
- It makes clean-up really easy. Even little Ames can help by tossing the blocks into the bag,
I think the Swoop bag is a great gift for any parent and I will definitely be buying more in the future, both for myself and others.
P.S. If you've been watching the news, you know that the relentless East coast winter continues. We have reached new levels of cabin fever, in which the boys entertain themselves by pretending the typewriter is a rocket ship control panel, and use the output fan from our hand vacuum to blow their hair. Ha!