Today Maya made a city for some small coloured counting bears (who have always been very popular!). She built some houses for the bears, and a “city wall”, a shop, a play park and swimming pool, a “wishing well”, a forest where a dangerous fox (orange brick) lived, and a bus stop with both a broken and a working bus, plus a river with a bridge, and a beach. Later a hospital was added when one of the purple bears got attacked by the fox.
I suggested that she may need a police station or a town hall, but she insisted that a white cat (white brick) took care of the bears and would warn them if the fox was about – the only danger for the bears. Then I suggested a bank so the bears could get out money to buy food – but apparently the cash point (where you put in your bus card!) was enough.
All the bears had a job to do. The purple bear family “fixed things, the yellow bear family were in charge of the shop and the hospital, the blue bear family were the bus drivers, the red bear family cleared the rubbish, etc, etc. Kind of like a community. Or a cult.
When I asked about the wishing well, I was told that all the bears dropped money into it just for the purple bears. When I asked why only the purple bears should have the money, I was told it was to thank all the purple bears.
Hmmm. A cult maybe?!