Saturday, February 05, 2011
Apparently, I made a huge lego mommy foul this morning. Grayson got Lego city and something else for Christmas. He wanted to open them. I had been holding off due to all the construction chaos, but felt bad for him and relented. He opened all the bags and mixed them up. He played with them from 9 a.m. until bedtime. He had a great time. Peter came home about 3 p.m. And said, "What have you done? We can't open them all up at once. I was stunned. The kid played all day very happily. Why on earth would kids want to play with something that required so much following of directions. It seems terribly un-fun and doesn't seem to use much of the imagination. So, apparently you put them together and just leave them that way. I don't get it. Grayson was very happy to follow the directions and wants to display them or pretend play with the complete pieces. Lillian and I pitched in to locate the pieces needed to put together the bus. We didn't finish, but worked as a family for about an hour. It was good family bonding. At this rate, we may finish by next Christmas. So, I learned some stuff about legos and I also saw my boy have a great day playing with them both ways.