Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Results Are In...

OK, I've received a lot of responses to my Lego questions. I thought before I moved on to other blog topics that (just for fun) you'd like to hear what I consider to be the top feedback...

First, the vote was overwhelmingly in favor of one large Rubbermaid container. Dump all piece parts in and don't even try to keep them sorted.

Second, for consolation, my friend KH-Y, shared a photo of her Lego-covered living room that let me know I was not alone in my struggles. Of course, her living room looked perfect and there were a few assembled Lego creations on a designer rug and beautiful coffee table, so now that I think of it, I'm not sure how that made me feel better at all.

Third, I had one suggestion of throwing the Legos away and hope the son doesn't notice. Like that one's going to work. Nice try, Dad. We're waiting until you and Mom come visit to build this huge thing. It seems like a good "Grandpa/Grandson bonding" project.

Last, and I think the most truly helpful advice...take all the instruction booklets, punch and store them in a three ring binder. They key - I keep the binder and don't let it get lost in the abyss of the son's room. Excellent advice that I've already shared with a few other Moms who have tried keeping the booklets in the Rubbermaid container with not much success.

Well, I hope this is my last Lego related post, but I have a funny feeling this topic might come up in the future...

4 comments:

Jeff Dahlberg said...

My two cents on the Legos. We keep them all in one or two (or more)containers also and don't worry about keeping them separate. He (Jesse) likes to improvise and make various creations out of whatever is available. It's a good brain activity-- at least that is how we rationalize it.

Kelly H-Y said...

Hey now ... :-)
For your information, that 'designer' rug, for some reason, has stretched to an awkward rectangular shape and no longer lays flat ... plus, we've apparently used the wrong vacuum setting, and now it randomly gives off a horrible burning rubber smell. At least it appears nice in the picture ... but looks can be deceiving! ;-)

CariJ said...

I figure that sooner or later, he will be happy to make his own new creations, but for now, the poor kid is definitely his mother's son and he wants the proper pieces separated. I guess we'll have to build each thing once and then...into the Rubbermaid abyss!

CariJ said...

Well, it definitely looks nice...although I admit, I really don't have a well trained enough eye to spot a designer rug from a Target special. Either way, it looks great and I'm impressed by the Lego creations!

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