Freyja’s dream home
I have mentioned before that Freyja has been having lots of fun with Lego, much to Rich’s delight as he now has a legitimate reason to play with it. This is the man who spent Freyja’s first Christmas building a Lego campervan. To be fair, Freyja was asleep for the majority of this time.
Freyja (and Rich) was very excited when we received a big box of Lego from Ocean Finance in order for her to build her dream house. Within moments the box was opened and pieces of Lego strewn about everywhere, awaiting to cause pain to a carelessly placed foot, and both father and daughter set to work building.
I asked Freyja about what her dream home would be like. There was talk of castles and spaceships and even a real house made entirely of Lego, however, the more she thought about it, the more she settled on something more traditional and “house like”. It had to have a door, and a window and a garden with lots of flowers.
Once she had put together the front of the house and the garden, she wanted to sort out the furniture. She had no interest in extending out the walls of the house or even putting a back on the house – I don’t think she wanted to feel restricted to all the potential furniture and space she could have within her dream home. There had to be a table a chair for her family to sit down together and eat. And an oven to cook the food.
The next priority was bathroom furniture; a bath, sink and toilet (why are children obsessed with all things toilet related?)
Of course the one part of the house that I would consider essential, but of course is completely overlooked by a child who would much rather be playing (with Lego) than sleeping is the bedroom!
Freyja’s finished house really wasn’t what I was expecting it to be like. There was no child-like craziness, it was a house that I could maybe see actually existing. It has real curb-appeal, looking gorgeous from the outside with the beautiful garden full of flowers and a tree. There is also a kennel for the dog!
What I really love about Freyja’s Dream Home is that it is more than just a house, she has made a home. It is beautiful and functional. It has heart and soul to it – when you build a pet to go with your house how can it be anything else?
I hope that when the day comes, her own house is her dream home. I hope she gets her beautiful garden, functional kitchen and dining furniture and luxury bath suite. I even hope she sees sense and has a huge, comfy bed. This is still a way off though. In the meantime, £150 towards enough Lego to build a real Lego dream home would be a dream come true for her (and Rich!)
Disclaimer: We were sent a bumper pack of Lego in order for Freyja to build her entry for the Ocean Finance Lego Dream Home competition