I just realized that it was about a year ago that I was posting about my bright idea. After too much bickering and too much mess, we had been having a Lego Fast, and then decided on a Lego Re-building Fest. Yes, we would rebuild every Lego kit we have, restoring all pieces to their proper owners.
Yes, the boys were excited. At first.
To say that their enthusiasm quickly waned is a wee bit of an understatement. Does the phrase pushing a rope uphill give you much of an idea? Well, I have to credit Tate. My hard-working, meticulous, industrious boy. He actually, over the course of the year, rebuilt most of his kits and some of his brothers'. The other boys had much less patience. It wasn't the actual building of the kits, it was finding all the individual (and often tiny) pieces. Oh, agony!
Gunnar collapsed in frustration. And Wyatt just plain quit, announcing that he was too old for Legos, and Tate and Gunnar could play with his.
Shock! And despair.
In fact, Gunnar said to me, quite sadly, "I wish Wyatt wasn't growing up so fast. Playing Legos is NOT a two-brother game. It needs three."
And I think we all realized that it's really a lot more fun to just do your own thing with the pieces.
Fine. Mix 'em up. I don't care. Someday when you grow up and you want your own kits, then you'll be motivated to pick through the thousands and thousands of bricks and sort it out.
And there was much rejoicing. And much playing. Even by Wyatt.
But the downside is, the family room... well, let's take a look.
I peek in the door (love those cute little toes!)
Can I get to the closet doors on the left?
Could I get to the bathroom? Heavily guarded by Star Wars guys?
If I want books, from the bookshelf? If I dodge the swooping, shooting, space craft?
Are we using the handy-dandy toy sorter, to maintain any kind of order?
So as I
Thank you, my friend, for a better perspective! But I confess, the sight of that room is still having an effect on me like flashing lights apparently do to some epileptics.
Lord have mercy.
At least they're playing together.