The next day I dragged Dennen and Finn along to go look for blocks. Logan doesn't have a wide array of choices when it comes to retail sometimes. We looked everywhere and finally ended up at Wally World. Huzzah, they had blocks! Even better, the blocks were small which equals perfect for storing. Even better better (what's better than better? Better better of course), $5!
I am sad to say that my impulse buy was not one of my finer moments. I've always wanted to get quality toys for our kids. Which doesn't necessarily mean expensive. The blocks I bought are not quality (come to find out). They are made of composite wood, the paint job is less than par (I'm really hoping it's not lead paint), and please tell me what in the world some of the pictures on the other sides of the blocks are?!?! Oh, and did I mention they were made in China? Don't worry, I love China. Just not when they use lead paint on my kid's toys.
I should have gotten Finn these blocks instead. I love them. But who is going to spend $45 on blocks?!
Check out some of the rest of the toys this etsy shop has. It's all so pretty... and looks a ton better than the cat-seal blocks I got Finn (that's what one of the pictures looks like to me).
Moral of the story? Is Finn a genius now that he has his toxic blocks? Nope. Just goes to show you, don't buy into the hype. And don't buy toxic blocks with weird pictures on them.