I started writing “LEGOS 101” but that sounded like a country, so LEGO 101 it is. Do you know how much money I’ve spent on LEGOS? Let me give you a teensy hint. I’m a LEGO VIP and they recognize me when I walk into the LEGO store at our local mall.
In our living room we have a Chippendale drop leaf dining room table, a side table (but probably originally used as a dining table…aside: Man, were people a lot smaller then) that dates to 1780 (and George Washington supposedly sat there which made him either tiny or uncomfortable) and, most importantly, a rectangular folding table from Home Depot or somewhere, that is the LEGO TABLE. Yes. Amid all of these wonderful antiques sits our 5′ X 1&1/2′
cheaper than laminated table. Whose sole purpose is to provide the space needed to create and display LEGO sets built by Grandson #2.
Now that the introduction is over with, and you have a sense of the importance that LEGOS have in our family, it is time for….
1. Start small, in case the little one/adult running around your house doesn’t like them, but
2. have a lot of money stashed away somewhere if they do like them.
3. Know your limitations. Grandson #2, who is the LEGO savant, has called me “clumsy” and has forbidden me to touch his LEGOS. I’m still allowed to buy them because I’m not clumsy with my wallet.
4. When dusting, don’t almost knock over MetalBeard’s Sea Cow pirate ship. I’d rather be in trouble at work than have to face Grandson #2 if I destroyed that one.
5. When helping a younger person, like a 3 year old, be prepared to sit for hours building things for him/her to take apart and then cry.
Now this size LEGO I can handle. You’re supposed to be clumsy with this size. And, today, I only had to spend about 2 hours on the floor playing LEGOS. “Nooo, sid DOW agai! Play LEGO wid me.” *sigh* *look at clock* *take extra-strength tylenol for back pain (I really did that)* *smile*
The best thing about LEGOS ?
You just have to be there.