Saturday, August 29, 2009
Tate got mail recently from the Lego company, announcing a "Lego Event" at WalMart stores, and even had the address of the WalMart nearest us. As if I didn't know.
Bring in the coupon between 10 and 2, today, and get a free kit - a little orange crab. It looked about the size of something you'd get in a Happy Meal, but - of course - Tate was ecstatic at the thought of free Legos, and pleaded until I agreed to take him. To WalMart. On a Saturday. (My usual m.o. for shopping is early on weekday mornings when things aren't crowded, but I digress...)
Well, we saw lots and lots of little boys we know! All standing in a mob, back in the toy department, clutching coupons. But no little orange crabs. Just a bunch of dads, joking about mobs and WalMart and Black Friday.
A junior manager appeared who clearly hadn't expected all of us and hadn't been forewarned (or supplied) by the Lego company, and scurried off to the phone to see what he could accomplish.
Hurray for WalMart and hurray for Legos!
For the next hour anything that said "Lego" on it was $15 off. And if it was under $15, it was free. One per kid.
So, just when I'd come to the conclusion that we really don't need a single additional Lego in this house...
...we came home with forty bucks worth of Legos... for five dollars.
I told the boys it's a "Back to School" treat. From God. And WalMart. And the Lego Company.
And besides. Legos are educational. Maybe someday they'll build something as cool as this. (The Swimming Cube from the Olympics.)