Friday, January 09, 2009
The Lego Invasion
I have two questions about Christmas (and Birthday) presents:
1. Why is it important that a Nerf gun (or any other toy) be secured to the cardboard packaging by 5 dozen zip-ties and twisty wire things?
2. Could there possibly be any more toys out there with a minimum of 5,000 parts?!
If you have now, or have ever in your lifetime had kids with Legos, I'm begging you....please tell me what to do. They are overtaking my life. (the Legos, not the kid...although he's sort of overtaking my life, too).
I can't seem to throw them all in one big bucket because then the correct parts for each "thing" are all mixed up; I have to save the little paper instructions so I have even a remote idea of how to build the "thing" because my son is too small to figure it out alone; and furthermore, it seems to make sense that I would keep the instruction papers with their respective "thing" so that I know I'm building the right one.
If you've lived the Lego scenario before, I hear you snickering and laughing. The obviously sane answer would be to put each set of Legos and it's instruction book into zip lock baggies. In reality, you experienced Lego (and more importantly...kid) people, know that there's not a snowballs chance in you-know-where that will last for more than one hour.
I'm pretty darn sure that my answer is to buy a Rubbermaid storage container and dump every Lego I can find into it, but if you can save me from this insanity, please help!