Tuesday, August 17, 2010

lego day(s)


jack has been asking for a "lego day" since the beginning of the summer.
basically a day where we sort all the lego pieces, get out all the directions and rebuild all the lego sets we have.  most of them had been sadly abused and were no longer recognizable.  we won't name names.  (finn).  
it took more than one day.  lego day became lego week.
needless to say, my boys have been in absolute lego heaven.
we finally rebuilt all our sets and now they spend every waking moment playing with them.
its as if christmas came early this year.



jack was very serious about the lego rebuilding.  when he couldn't find the next piece in his directions, he needed everyone to stop what they were doing and help find it that minute.  i kept hearing, "mom, i need a light gray, 2x3 piece.  right now."  it was as if we were performing emergency surgery.  
one morning he asked where a piece was that he had just found before he went to bed.  "i don't think we ever found that piece," i told him.  "oh, i think i had a dream that i found it..." he suddenly realized.
so, yes, he was even dreaming about legos.
 i think "lego day" was even better than he imagined.


and then there was mr. finn, who was just so excited to be allowed to play legos and be in on the big boy fun.  he would build his own stuff, but act like he was following very specific directions and say to me, in the exact tone and manner as jack, "mom, i need like a black square kind of piece.  right now."  he has not woken up one morning in the last week and not immediately asked if he can go play legos.  and this is our kid who usually needs breakfast the very first thing.  
"lego day" is definitely the greatest idea finn has ever heard of...



finn's darth vader love is back in full force...


now jack has moved on to wanting me to take pictures of his legos all "set up" (a little of his godmother in him, could we say?).  i am sure he will want me to do a post on that next...
yes, jack has opinions on what we put on our blog...


i hope when my boys are all grown up, they remember back to the hours i spent sitting (and laying) on the floor with them sorting legos, building legos and looking for that one last piece.  i hope they remember me as a mom who played with them.  well, i better be off to bed.  lots of legos to play with in the morning...


oh, and happy birthday, sara.

4 comments:

Mary Weisse said...

Tell Jack we should make a Star Wars Book with pictures of his Lego set-ups.... but I guess we still need to finish the Narnia one so nevermind.

Sara said...

thanks, Emily! And Finn cracks me up - Sam is usually wearing the same outfit in the mornings!

dreamday said...

that is a huge undertaking!
...nothing better to play with than legos. my 18 year old son still hasn't parted with his. :)

Rebecca said...

...don't you love how they sit on one bended knee to build with legos...my son is 13 now and has sat the exact same way when buliding since he was 3...i think all of the legos madness in my home will eventually lead to a career in engineering...fingers crossed!