Thursday, February 18, 2010

Overheard

The boys are rebuilding Lego kits.  Still.  A source of much frustration.  Especially when they're each trying to build a kit of their own, rather than cooperating.  I try to let them work it out on their own, only stepping in when the tension rises.

Gunnar, to Wyatt, with frustration,

I'd be much obliged if you'd - once you're done - help me.

At least he's asking nicely.

8 comments:

Q said...

AAAHHHH!!! NOT LEGO KITS!!! I need oxygen, I can't breathe, I'm sure I'm going to EXPLODE!

We just spent a week getting Legos put back where they go. There is just no easy way to manage those little buggers!

Glad your son broke down and asked!

leah said...

My boys think "cooperating" means:

1. Yanking the toy out of the other boy's hands.

2. Pulling the hair of the older brother, to evoke a scream and get the toy back.

I will rejoice on the day one of them asks for help in such a nice manner!

The ages of 2 and 4 are about to wear me down, even though Duplo kits are much easier to reassemble than Lego kits, lol!

Organizing Mommy said...

You are obliged to visit and comment on my blog at least once a week. And that's an order, snorter.

Anonymous said...

Julie - I truly love your blog. It is so interesting to me and I think you are a great mother of those three boys! We were so impressed when we were over at your house, and how the boys behaved and were gracious to us OLD folks. Thanks for sharing your lives with us. God is so good to bring us together. lv u all, PB & j

Deborah said...

I love it!! I'm wondering if Gunnar's obliged part is a Little House on the Prairie influence :o).

It is certainly encouraging when children are polite to each other even when they think they're out of our hearing range.

Blessings!
Deborah

Colleen said...

I can totally hear Gunnar's voice as I read that. : )

tammy said...

Ah, for the love of Legos! I just introduced them to Aiden(Duplos) and it is the one and only toy that he will play with for more than 5 minutes. Your boys are hilarious!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Funny thing is, he was being polite, but there was a certain tension n his voice too.

And Deborah, it could be a remnant from Little House but we just finished Johnny Tremain and they've picked up some new expressions.