When we were both done I pulled out a box of TinkerToys. Not just any tinker toys, but the set where you can make all kinds of creepy crawlies, which is right up Daniel's alley these days, much to my dismay.
I need to insert here that I bought this $19.99 box of tinkertoys for $0.50 at a yard sale!! So while many think Daniel is spoiled with all his toys, in reality we have paid little for each of them!
For my well spent $0.50 we had two good HOURS of entertainment. I helped him build a cool spider (YES - ME!) and then I snuck out to do some other chores checking back every so often and of course snapping pictures. Daniel played by himself the rest of the time! Heavenly!
In other news - Daniel smashed his first bug with his bare hand - that was exciting to say the least and then today we cut a worm in half accidentally. It was still moving, so therefore I assume it is fine - both halves.
This is not a stage I'm looking forward to, but I'm trying...honestly!