Oh...big, chunky, toddler-friendly Mega-Blocks. Perfect for little hands building simple towers. How I miss you.
I actually used to complain about cleaning you up day after day and putting you back in your storage-friendly zippered bag. I laugh at my naivety.
Now that Legos have invaded my world, I would happily pick up mega-blocks.
Legos. Blasted Legos. My nemesis. You have captured the heart of my six year old. And you have invaded every room of my home. You have embedded yourself in my carpet. You have found your way between the cushions of my couch. Your teeny, tiny little pieces are nearly indistinguishable to the human eye (at least the 30 year old human eye) and no matter how hard I try to put all of you back in your plastic storage tub...I can never, ever find you all. I can not take a simple stroll through any room of my home without stepping on a Lego.
When I babysit my friends' babies, they can crawl through the house and find fifteen Legos in the first 10 minutes they're here. Which means I keep my eyes laser focused on them the entire time I'm babysitting. No choking on Legos allowed.
But, alas, evil Legos...you inspire the imagination of my beloved first born, so you can stay. For now.
(Ryan seems to do a pretty good job of building his fabulous creations only in the playroom. I don't know how those darn things migrate all over the house. Any hard core parents out there, who use the "If I find Legos all over the house I'm throwing each piece I find away" technique? I've heard of you. I admire your strength. I'm not sure I could handle those puppy dog eyes watching me throw away his most treasured possession.)
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I understand your pain about the Legos. My two sons who are 8 and 4 have a ton of Legos. I am always picking them up. But it keeps them entertained for hours and is great for them.
Do you get the Lego catalog in the mail? My sons study the Lego catalog and have a long list for Christmas. Those Lego people know what they are doing.
I loved this post. Stray observations, for sure. Made me laugh more than once. :-)
I hate to admit it, but I think I have vacuumed A MANY Lego pieces...you know those little, itty-bitty tiny ones that don't even look like Legos! And, I eyeball mac&cheese ingredients...even the organic kind!
Legos get thrown away at this house, but they were Nate's when he was a child(so I don't feel so bad). We have way too many.
Mac and Cheese is eyballed here as well.
Gifts-I often try to buy items that can be put together is some cute way that requires only a bow and a card. I have been to showers where they ask you not to wrap and put the money that you would have spent on bags, cards, paper, bows, etc.. on a money tree.
Why do wrapping supplies have to be so expensive? I love a gift that is wrapped all pretty, but hate seeing the paper all balled up and in the trash later on. ARGHHH!
Have you thought about how quaint and lovely brown paper with a sprig of flowers attached can be for wrapping? Or how about newsprint? Or let the kids make homemade wrapping paper. Especially if the gift is for a relative, I'll bet they like the wrapping as much as the present!