This summer we cleaned out the toys and boxed a bunch up. They have been waiting in the garage to put in the attic, to sell, or to donate. Tucker was pretty much done with all of them. Didn't blink an eye when he helped me move them to the garage.
I think that when the older kids are around he wants to play with them, and do what they do.
But after school started, he re-discovered his old friends.
We found batteries and his re-discovered friends literally came to life!
Nan taught Tucker the difference between a Phillips and a Flathead screwdriver. Now Tucker feels like it is his responsibility to find the right screwdriver and unscrew the screws for me. (to everything.)
Tucker has spent many a day after school with the trains, rescue heroes, cars, & Lincoln Logs. All things he thought he was done playing with.
And replacing the batteries in everything he can unscrew.