I hear the sound of eager little footsteps jumping down the stairs. The pitter-patter continues through the living room. I think “wait for it, wait for it…” – as expected, like clockwork, Jordan enters the room much more stealth-like than his descent down the stairs.
“Mama, can you come tuck me in? I need my LEGO blanket!” This is our nightly ritual. A sweet predictable exchange that takes place after the sun has set and once our 7-year-old is ready to shut off the lights.
(This post was originally published in July 2016. It was updated in June 2020.)
P.S. Our kids STILL love their LEGO blankets, they are true childhood heirlooms!
We go upstairs to his bedroom. Every single night it’s the same conversation, the same order in which we end our day together.
He jumps into bed and just lays there. The lanky skin boy wearing only PJ pants is looking at me with a grin on his face. His steel-blue eyes are sparkling in the dark, begging me to cover with him with his favorite blanket. And just like that, he is settled down for a good night’s sleep.
His Bedstemor in Denmark, my mom, made this LEGO blanket for him. Each brick is meticulously handcrafted with love, care, and a bit of yarn that Jordan picked out himself. I know she spent hours making this blanket just for Jordan – and he senses it too.
Her attention to detail isn’t lost on him.
She found the LEGO blanket instructions on Etsy. The pattern and a beautiful picture tutorial are available for immediate download.
LEGO BLANKET PATTERN:
Click to get an instant pattern download on Etsy
Please send me pictures of your LEGO blanket. I love seeing other people’s handcrafted works of art.
I tuck Jordan in every single night. Our ritual is the same, one I wish for him to never outgrow. He is becoming more and more independent, so I cling to his small signs of dependence – signs that he still needs me – and his LEGO blanket.
I need him to still need me – at least until the blanket wears out, and knowing the quality of my mom’s work – that is lightyears from now!
We LOVE crafting and creating things inspired by LEGO. They are a great hit in our house, as I am sure they will be in your home!
Our family has thoroughly enjoyed “The Unofficial Guide to Learning With LEGO“. There are 100+ ways to learn math, science, STEM, STEAM and to play – all with LEGO you already own!