My boys have loved Minecraft forever. It’s one of the few videogames they play together (when they are not fighting about it) and I love that they share the joy of building and exploring in this virtual world together. Even though I am not crazy about computer time, and I don’t understand how this over-pixelated game is the most popular game, I still love that it’s about creating. It’s about doing it together. It’s a shared language they have that makes me smile.
A few weeks ago, we were at Walgreens looking for something (I can’t remember what it was but I bet it was chocolate) and we saw these tiny Minecraft figures. Nathaniel immediately started begging to see if he could have them. I bought a few for him that day and then a few more for Christmas. And then a few more the next time we were at the drugstore.
And next thing we know, we have a ton of these little figures.
It’s one thing when real-life things become digitized and yet another when digital things come into the real world. I love how the boys have been playing with these little figures every single day. They love them a lot. Especially right now, when Nathaniel is not allowed any computer time.
I see more Minecraft figures in our future. I love how much imaginative play Nathaniel has and I love seeing them all lined up on the floor.
Grateful for these little bits of life.
Stories from 2016 is a year-long project for 2016. You can read more about my projects for 2016 here.